The hype is real for Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier 3 at UFC 264. This could possibly be the greatest trilogy of all time in UFC history. The MMA experts have their predictions for the main event fight on July 10th.
You couldn’t ask for a better lead-up to a trilogy fight. The series is tied as both the superstars lead to UFC 264. The first time these two met was in 2014. Conor McGregor knocked out Dustin Poirier the first time they met. Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier 3 rematch happened in UFC 257. This rematch was one of the most anticipated ones and there was a lot of change in both the fighters’ career and fighting as the years progressed. This past January, “The Diamond” avenged his loss to the Irishman by knocking him out in the second round. This bout confirmed a trilogy.
Who do UFC experts think will win in Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier 3?
Joe Rogan: One of the biggest names in combat sports world is. The UFC commentator and broadcaster has a lot of buzz around him in the MMA circle. Joe has been around the UFC for a long time and has a lot of credibility. According to Rogan, Conor is sure to make an adjustment to his fighting style after his devastating loss at UFC 257. The biggest takeaway for UFC analysts and experts from the rematch of Dustin and Conor was how Poirier broke down the Irishman with his calf kicks. Though Joe leans towards Poirier for the trilogy he still thinks Conor can win if he checks the calf kicks.
Michael Bisping: “Who knows? They both knocked each other out, they both have tremendous skills. You know, I think because of the momentum, because of the recent knockout maybe a lean towards Dustin. But you can never underestimate Conor McGregor, as we know. And he’s a very wealthy man, he’s got untold riches. But the one thing you can’t buy is a UFC championship. And we know that Conor holds his fighting ability and his fighting reputation dear to his heart,” was Michael Bisping’s opinion.
Colby Covington: “Everybody’s talking about ‘Conman McGregor’. He’s washed up man. He has nothing left in his tank. His pride is making him fight. He has made a lot of money, but his ego won’t let him give up,” said Colby. Though the welterweight contender believes Conor does not have it to win the trilogy, he still doesn’t think highly of Dustin either. Colby believes that Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier 3 will end in favour of the Louisiana boy.
Jan Blachowicz: “Dustin Poirier. Same style like in the second fight, you know, last fight. because I think McGregor is a businessman. He’s not a fighter. He’s a fighter, a good fighter. But too much business in his head. That’s why Dustin’s gonna win this fight,” predicts the light heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz ahead of UFC 264.
What are your thoughts for Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier 3? Do you think Conor is still hungry for the belt?