Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor are set to face each other for the third time at the main event of UFC 264, they are 1-1 against each other and they will settle the score this time.
Conor knocked Dustin out in the very first round, the first time they meet, and Dustin did the same thing in their rematch. Soon after the rematch was done McGregor started the mental warfare, he is incredibly good at it, the back and forth between these two started and it is still going on.
Dustin has a piece of interesting advice for the Irishman, he told him to knock him out in the first two rounds if he wants any success in the fight, in a recent interview with ESPN, he said, “I think he’s gonna be more aggressive. He’s not gonna let the fight unfold. I think as it unfolded and as I got more comfortable, he realized, ‘Oh, shit, this guy can really fight.’“
Poirier continued, “If I was him, I would try to touch me early and keep me out of rhythm. Because if this thing starts to blossom into a fight: second, third, fourth, we start hurting in there, we start having to grind it out, we start getting a rhythm, I win that fight 10 out of 10 times.”
“I might not even throw calf kicks,” Dustin Poirier is working on new strategies for Conor McGregor
Conor revealed that the leg kicks Dustin threw in the rematch were extremely effective, and he promised to make the necessary adjustments in the trilogy match. Dustin had an interesting take on this as well, in a recent interview he said, “I mean, obviously, he’s gonna try to check calf kicks if I throw them, right?”
He added, “Yeah, the martial artist he is and the understanding of fighting he has, I’m sure he can. But I might not even throw calf kicks. I’m expecting him to throw calf kicks, honestly. I’m working on countering calf kicks over here. I’m not even working on landing them.”