WATCH: Dana White Drops a Chilling Promo for UFC 257 Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier 2

Published 01/04/2021, 1:39 PM EST
NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 20: Conor McGregor shares his Irish Whiskey with UFC President Dana White during the UFC 229 Press Conference at Radio City Music Hall on September 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images)


While there have been many greats to step foot inside the Octagon, no one can claim to have a bigger buzz surrounding their fights than Conor McGregor. This time around, there will be no fans to experience the spectacle that comes along with McGregor fighting in the Octagon. Regardless, the UFC President is leaving no stone unturned to hype the fans for UFC 257.

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Dana White dropped a stunning promo on his various social media channels for Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier 2. In precisely three minutes and twenty-two seconds, the video captures all the facets that have shaped up this exciting headliner. From the first fight between the two to how their career trajectories have shaped since then, the video encapsulates what makes the fight between the two lightweights special.

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The UFC will hope to cash-in with big PPV numbers, which are a signature of Conor McGregor. The former double champ has been a part of four of the five biggest PPVs in UFC history. Last year, he came back from a layoff and didn’t fight his toughest of tests. Regardless, ‘The Notorious One’ made UFC 246 the biggest PPV of 2020.

Conor McGregor will hope to achieve in 2021 what he had planned for 2020

After McGregor defeated Cerrone last year in January, the Irishman made his intentions clear that he wanted to stay busy in 2020. However, the tide soon turned when a global pandemic disrupted everyone’s usual way of life, including McGregor. As UFC President Dana White later said, McGregor wasn’t sure if he wanted to fight amidst such uncertain circumstances.

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In June, less than five months after his win over ‘Cowboy’, McGregor announced his retirement on social media. However, just like his previous retirements, he came out of it in a relatively short period of time. With the retirement of champ Khabib Nurmagomedov, the situation is significantly different for McGregor compared to last year.

Even then, one can expect him to fight a lot more frequently compared to the past four years. Having seen the pinnacle of financial success, the goal for McGregor will be to get the 155-title back. If he wins over Poirier, the doors for a rematch with Nurmagomedov will be as open as they could be. That will serve the dual purpose of equalling the score along with getting the belt back for McGregor.

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Rishabh Singh

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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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