CM Punk Reveals He Dreamt of Dustin Poirier Knocking Out Conor McGregor at UFC 257

Published 04/14/2021, 11:39 AM EDT
CLEVELAND, OH – SEPTEMBER 10: CM Punk reacts to his loss to Mickey Gall during the UFC 203 event at Quicken Loans Arena on September 10, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)


Conor McGregor is or was known for his horrifyingly accurate match predictions for his own bouts as it always turned out to be as described. However, challenging him in recent times is former WWE Champion CM Punk, who has gained attention from the MMA fanbase for his predictions on key fights. 

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

‘The Best in the World’ may not have had the best career in MMA and it was cut short after embarrassing displays in the octagon. Although, when it comes to plotting the outcome of events, Punk has proved to be spot on. 

ATLANTA, GA – OCTOBER 31: CM Punk attends the WWE Monday Night Raw Supershow Halloween event at the Philips Arena on October 31, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Moses Robinson/Getty Images)

When the world expected Conor McGregor to run over Dustin Poirier as he did in 2014, CM Punk tweeted his prediction that the latter would win in ‘crazy fashion’. That turned out to be true and this time, ‘The Notorious One’ crashed to the canvas in his first-ever TKO loss!

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

“Well, it doesn’t happen often, but I do have the occasional dream and I’m not making this up. The morning Khabib fought Gaethje, I woke up from a dream where I was like, Khabib by triangle,” Punk said, speaking on My Mom’s Basement with Robbie Fox. “And I didn’t tweet it just because it was just like one of those things, and the same thing happened with Poirier and Conor.”

CM Punk backs Michael Chandler against Charles Oliveira for UFC 262

Apart from that wild prediction, Punk has let loose another one ahead of UFC 262. This time, he has sided with Michael Chandler, who is set to face Charles Oliveira in a fight that could send him to the next level.

SAITAMA, JAPAN – DECEMBER 29: Michael Chandler and Sidney Outlaw compete in the bout during the Bellator Japan – Fedor v Rampage at Saitama Super Arena on December 29, 2019 in Saitama, Japan. (Photo by Masashi Hara/Getty Images)

“He’s an amazing kickboxer. I think people think of him as a Jiu-Jitsu guy, but he’s really not like, he’s so well-rounded. I gotta go Chandler, you know, that’s my official prediction,” Punk said.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

The former WWE Superstar believes that momentum is the most important thing heading into any Mixed Martial Arts contest and thinks that Chandler’s form right now could lend him the advantage over Oliveira. 

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN – DECEMBER 15: Charles Oliveira of Brazil reacts to his submission victory over Jim Miller in their lightweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at Fiserv Forum on December 15, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

For that matter, Conor McGregor will be seeing Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 for the highly anticipated trilogy to settle their history once and for all. The Irishman hopes to complete his comeback with the same brutality heading into his fight with “Cowboy” Cerrone.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

We will be looking out for more wild CM Punk predictions, and it will be a matter of time before he dreams it up. But first, we have to see if Chandler truly does bring home the win.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

Luke Dias

1215 articles

Luke Dias is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports, having published more than 1000 articles on professional wrestling. Having completed courses in Advanced Writing from the University of California and Media and Ethics from the University of Amsterdam, Luke is currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in Journalism from Xavier’s College. His tremendous knowledge of WWE history enables him to make past connections, adding depth to the articles.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT