‘Conor McGregor Is Very Good in Rematches’- Georges St-Pierre Picks His Favourite for UFC 264

Published 06/29/2021, 11:41 AM EDT


Former two-division UFC champion, Conor McGregor is set to return to the UFC Octagon next month as he is set to fight Dustin Poirier in their trilogy fight. Another former multi-division champion, Georges St-Pierre shared his thoughts on how he thinks the fight on July 10th will play out.

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I think McGregor is very good in rematches and I think he’s gonna have a victory. I think he’s probably gonna win in the second round,” said St-Pierre. However, GSP’s coach, Firas Zahabi disagreed with his pupil’s assessment. Zahabi believes Poirier will once again prove he is the superior fighter and come away with the win in a similar fashion to the second fight.

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At 155, McGregor’s powers, maybe not exactly what it used to be,” he said. “And you know what, in round one, he took a big left and took it well. I think psychologically now Poirier is a bit more ready to take that left hand. And he knows he’s more aware about it, guys. I think this is incredibly difficult, like 50-50,” said Zahabi.

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JANUARY 23: Dustin Poirier reacts after his knockout victory over Conor McGregor of Ireland 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)

I’m getting Poirier is gonna take him at around three. And he’s gonna do the same thing he did before. He’s going to keep the leg he’s going to injure McGregor a little bit on the leg. And then he’s going to put the hands on him. It’s going to be a trench war and Poirier is going to put him away,” he added.

Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier 3: What to expect?

Both McGregor and Poirier are two of the best fighters in the world. So, one might expect the third fight between them to be razor close as well.

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ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JANUARY 23: Conor McGregor of Ireland prepares to fight 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)

McGregor will be determined to alter the outcome in his favor this time and prove to the fans that he is still very much relevant in the UFC. However, Poirier will look to hamper those plans.

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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