‘Dustin Was Destroying Him’- Michael Bisping Reveals the Brilliant Game-Plan of Dustin Poirier to Beat Conor McGregor

Published 07/14/2021, 2:23 PM EDT
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 Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)


Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier fought at the UFC 264 main event on July 10, 2021. This fight was the third between the two fighters, with both winning 1 each. Therefore, people were very excited to watch this fight and see how this trilogy ends.

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Coming into this fight Poirier was touted as being the slight favorite as he had won their last clash at UFC 257. Poirier lived up to that expectation as he won the fight via a first-round TKO and claimed the trilogy. However, many people believe that this wasn’t a proper victory, as ‘Notorious’ had snapped his leg towards the end of the first round and could not continue.

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Ever since the fight people have been sharing various opinions about it. Now former MMA fighter and sports analyst Michael Bisping shared his views on the same.

He said, “Dustin was destroying him, he wasn’t winning the fight. He wasn’t winning the fight handling it. It was a goddamn massacre. McGregor started pretty decently, coz he had to. He went out there to show everyone that he had done something different.”

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“And he came out in a different stance and he threw a couple of kicks, and that was great. And then he started getting his a*s kicked, which is the reality of the situation. Dustin took his time. He was talking breathes; he wasn’t rushing into it. Coz he probably knows McGregor’s gonna come hard, so he was kind of taking his time.”

Bisping clearly seemed impressed with Poirier’s game plan and believes ‘The Diamond’ fully deserved the victory.

What next for Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor?

The winner of the McGregor vs Poirier 3 fight at UFC 264, was always set to challenge for the UFC title next. Therefore Poirier will face Charles Oliveira for the title in the near future.

The big question however is what will McGregor do? Many believed McGregor’s fight with Poirier was his last opportunity to prove he is still a top UFC fighter.

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Therefore, after this loss, many believe that ‘Notorious’ will retire for good. Add to that the fact that ‘Notorious‘ has been medically suspended till 2022 and one might believe that we have seen the last of McGregor inside the Octagon.

What do you think will we see McGregor compete inside the Octagon again? Let us know in the comments below.

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Paras Pande is a UFC author at EssentiallySports who is pursuing his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication. An ardent follower of the UFC, he has been covering the sport for 2 years now. Before joining the team at EssentiallySports, Paras gained expertise as an MMA writer whilst working with Sportskeeda.

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