WATCH: Conor McGregor Reveals the Blueprint to Knockout Dustin Poirier during his Training

Published 04/12/2021, 2:41 PM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NV – AUGUST 11: UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor hits an uppercut bag during a media workout at the UFC Performance Institute on August 11, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. McGregor will fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. in a boxing match at T-Mobile Arena on August 26 in Las Vegas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)


UFC lightweight star Conor McGregor released some training footage ahead of his July 10 UFC outing against Dustin Poirier. ‘The Notorious’ is known for his pre-fight predictions, and he didn’t fail to deliver prior to his rubber match against Poirier. ‘Mystic Mac’ came out with a prediction that he’ll defeat Poirier in the first round via front kick.

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Chiefly, the Irishman can be seen training away on the heavy bag, attempting to perfect the aforementioned technique. Championship caliber fighters like Anderson Silva and Lyoto Machida have perfected the lethal front kick to great effect. McGregor will be looking to reproduce similarly devastating results to earn a win in the rubber match.

Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier: Is the fight still on the cards?

While McGregor’s tailor-made preparations are underway, certain events recently transpired that potentially jeopardized the fight. Dustin Poirier came out earlier today and revealed that Conor McGregor didn’t make good on his promise of a charity donation. ‘The Notorious’ had pledged $500,00 to Poirier’s charity following their UFC 257 scrap.

However, things quickly fell apart once Conor McGregor caught wind of Poirier’s social media call-out. An irate McGregor jumped on social media and blasted Dustin Poirier for bringing his integrity into question. What’s more, he went on to say that their fight set for July 10 was off and that he would go in search of a new challenger.

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Las Vegas , United States – 6 October 2018; Conor McGregor prior to facing Khabib Nurmagomedov in their UFC lightweight championship fight during UFC 229 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. (Photo By Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

This would be a devastating blow to both Poirier and the UFC as the trilogy fight is the biggest marquee bout to make. Moreover, ‘The Diamond’ passed over an opportunity to fight for the vacant lightweight championship in order to face McGregor. From a business and legacy point of view, it makes sense to try to keep the fight in place.

In case McGregor decides to move on, there are several lightweight fighters who are chomping at the bit to face him. However, this will leave Poirier in the cold without his desired main event booking. Conor McGregor may very well decide to take his recent training and implement it on a different foe.

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Darryl Pinto

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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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