WATCH: Conor McGregor Teases Dustin Poirier Trilogy as He Prepares for Leg Kicks

Published 02/13/2021, 5:26 PM EST
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)


Conor McGregor may have taken his loss against Dustin Poirier very well, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t want a rematch. UFC President, Dana White, has made it clear that McGregor is eagerly looking for the trilogy with Poirier as soon as possible. ‘The Notorious One’ has also dropped a subtle hint on his social media that he is preparing for the third meeting with ‘The Diamond’.

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One of the biggest reasons for the downfall of the Irishman in his fight with the former interim champ was the leg kicks that he ate. On top of it, McGregor didn’t mix up his strikes as well as he had done in his past fights. This led to his offense being limited to his hands.

However, after leaving UFC 257 with the help of a crutch, it seems McGregor seems to right every wrong that he did this past month and is starting with those kicks.

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In an Instagram post, McGregor was seen practicing his leg kicks, thus indicating that he may have even started preparing for the trilogy.

“Pullin skills out the pocket like I pull wads. #YoullNeverBeatTheIrish #Never #McGregorForever,” McGregor wrote in the caption.

Dana White plans on having Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier 3 this summer

While talking to the media lately, Dana White has been showing an active interest in putting up the trilogy between Poirier and McGregor as soon as this summer. Even when the 32-year-old Irishman lost to Nate Diaz in 2016, he made a quick return to avenge the loss. He is aiming to employ the same technique this time around as well.

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However, if Poirier fights McGregor, it would be hard to sell that fight as the one for the title. This is because McGregor is coming off a loss and the 155-pounds division has numerous contenders waiting in line. However, a fight with McGregor brings with itself the opportunity of a big payday which can prove to be the potential incentive that drives Poirier for the trilogy.

If the fight happens, McGregor should take it as a do-or-die contest. With 3-3 in his last six fights, McGregor seems to be slowly losing the charisma that accompanied him on his way to the top. Hence, he needs a statement win, now more than ever.

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Rishabh Singh is an MMA author at EssentiallySports since 2020. An engineer in the making, his love for combat sports began by watching Anderson Silva light people up inside the Octagon. When he isn't busy in his technical pursuits, he is an avid reader with a love for sports in general and sporting history in particular.

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