The long awaited “The Notorious Conor McGregor” vs “Diamond Dustin Poirier” was recently booked for UFC 257 on the 23rd of January. Dustin was stopped in the very first round when the two met back in 2014, and since then “The Diamond” has improved in leaps and bounds.
The match also marks Conor McGregor’s third comeback from retirement.
Speaking on this, Dustin sat with Mike Bohn of MMA Junkie in a very elaborative chat. He discussed about Conor’s boxing debut, and gave his opinion on Conor taking on Manny Pacquiao next.
“He might be and that might be a huge mistake” – Dustin Poirier
“I was surprised at how much he slowed down. But, he did a decent job. You know, he landed a couple good shots. Maybe that was because Mayweather wasn’t respecting him as much as he might. A different opponent… I don’t know. He got beat up, but he didn’t look horrible.”
Poirier also sent a stern warning to Conor McGregor and his team, when asked about the Conor-Manny Pacquiao fight. Poirier pointed out that Conor and his team might be making a huge mistake looking past him already. “He might be and that might be a huge mistake. A huge mistake. I might be fighting Pacquiao,” Dustin said.
Dustin is coming off a victory a unanimous decision victory over Dan Hooker earlier this year and will be looking forward to continuing the same momentum when he takes on the Irishman. Conor on the other hand will be anticipating to mark his comeback with a bang, having obliterated Donald Cerrone in his last fight.
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