‘It’s Conor McGregor’s Final Roll of the Dice’- Tyson Fury Predicts UFC 264 Main Event

Published 06/17/2021, 12:42 AM EDT
LOS ANGELES, CA – DECEMBER 01: Tyson Fury reacts after fighting to a draw with Deontay Wilder during the WBC Heavyweight Championship at Staples Center on December 1, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)


Boxing champion Tyson Fury sat down with Michael Bisping from BT Sport and went over his upcoming bout. Fury will take on Deontay Wilder for the third time to round out July in a blockbuster heavyweight title fight. While candidly speaking about ‘The Bronze Bomber’, Tyson Fury also commented on a massive UFC fight set in July.

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Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier will close out their trilogy on July 10 and the world will be watching. Bisping asked Fury to share his prediction for the bout and ‘The Gypsy King’ sided with his European counterpart. Furthermore, Fury also went in on the fact that the aforementioned bout was a crossroads fight for McGregor.

Tyson Fury during the post-fight press conference at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas. (Photo by Bradley Collyer/PA Images via Getty Images)

“It’s Conor McGregor’s final roll of the dice. If he loses this one, it’s curtains isn’t it. I think he wins this fight, I think he wins it in style to be fair. With Connie, you never know what he’s been doing. You never know what he’s been up to in training camps and all that. From what I hear, he lives like a rockstar while he’s like a week away from his fight.”

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“You can’t do that. Like when I’m in a training camp, I’m 100% dedicated to the fight like I don’t do anything, I go to bed early, I wake up early. I don’t drink anything but water. It’s like I dedicate 100% to the job at hand, but if I was going out and getting smashed the night before my fights, then I’m asking to lose.”

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UFC 264: Dustin Poirier vs Conor McGregor

Dustin ‘The Diamond’ comes into the trilogy fight with all the momentum on his side, having TKO’ed McGregor in January. As Conor McGregor had never been stopped via strikes in his career, fans want to see how he bounces back. Chiefly, the high-stakes nature of the contest means that McGregor and his team will probably put their best foot forward.

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JANUARY 23: (L-R) Conor McGregor of Ireland punches Dustin Poirier in a lightweight fight during the UFC 257 event inside Etihad Arena on UFC Fight Island on January 23, 2021 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

The winner of the contest is looking at a probable title shot and bragging rights for having sealed the trilogy. It’s back to the drawing board for the loser who will need to build themselves back up to a title shot.

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What’s more, some might argue that the stakes are even higher for McGregor who has not won a fight at lightweight since 2016. It all goes down in front of a capacity arena on July 10 at UFC 264.

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Darryl Pinto is a senior MMA writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his graduate degree in Mass Media (with a specialization in Journalism) out of Xavier’s College and has a year's experience in his current role. Darryl specializes in predictions, reporting, and covering UFC events live.

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