‘Give Us a Rematch!’- Conor McGregor’s Coach Says They Have Sorted Out the Mistakes to Defeat Dustin Poirier

Published 03/16/2021, 3:57 PM EDT
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JANUARY 21: Conor McGregor of Ireland interacts with media during the UFC 257 press conference event inside Etihad Arena on UFC Fight Island on January 21, 2021 in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


‘The Notorious’ Conor McGregor suffered a shock defeat at the hands of Dustin Poirier at UFC 257. The former 2-division champion was knocked out for the first time in his professional MMA career. ‘The Notorious’ has since been on the hunt for a rematch as their record against each other stands at 1-1.

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McGregor holds a win over Poirier in 2014, at UFC 178. Both fighters are looking to complete the trilogy and settle the score once and for all.

McGregor’s coach John Kavanagh is also confident of his pupil getting the better of Poirier in the third edition of the fight. Speaking to BTSport recently, the SBG Ireland coach revealed the current scenario involving McGregor.

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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)

He just looking forward to I’m hoping we can get that rematch done in the summer. I’m not exactly sure I don’t involve myself in the management side of things. But you know, we want to get that one back,said Kavanagh.

Got to figure out these these freaking calf kicks. How to use them and defend them but we’re pretty confident we have that sorted out now then.

“I think he’s he looked excellent everywhere else. So give us a rematch. And we have this we have a we have the rematch. I feel,” he added.

No official statement has been given by the UFC so far. But considering the interest from both parties, fans should expect something to be finalized sooner rather than later.

Can Conor McGregor win the trilogy against Dustin Poirier?

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McGregor already knows the recipe to beat Poirier. One might argue that Octagon inactivity was a big issue for him at UFC 257 and a big reason behind his setback. However, it would be a big mistake on his part to overlook ‘The Diamond‘ again.

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JANUARY 23: Conor McGregor of Ireland reacts after his TKO loss to 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)

Poirier has made massive strides and is not the same fighter he was when he took on the Irishman. However, with a proper gameplan, McGregor can certainly avenge his recent loss and get back to winning ways yet again. Fans can’t wait for the third edition of the highly anticipated trilogy saga to be booked by the UFC soon.

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What did you make of John Kavanagh’s claims? When will ‘The Notorious‘ return to action? Let us know.

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Apratim Banerjee

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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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