Chael Sonnen weighs down on Conor McGregor’s situation! Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier 3 just went down at UFC 264, the ending of this rubber match was rather unfortunate as Conor broke his foot in the very first round and Dustin was declared as the winner. As soon as the fight was over Conor called Dustin out and demanded the 4th match, but UFC legend Chael Sonnen believes he doesn’t deserve anything against Poirier.
In his recent breakdown of UFC 264, he said, “There was nothing within that five minute that we saw that was competitive. You used to be able to really count on Conor McGregor, and by the way, I’m not kicking a guy when he’s down, I’m just discussing what I saw. You used to count on Conor to win the stand-up portion and really hard guy to take down and you could never hold him there if you got him there. These are things you could count on.”
Chael added, “He’s not winning any portion of these fights, and I don’t bring that up to put him down, I bring that up to tell you there is no need, at least from a competitive architecture, there is nothing here that warrants seeing these guys do it again.”
Chael Sonnen claims it was very dumb of Conor McGregor to go for a guillotine in the very first round
One of the most major points in the fight came when Dustin blasted Conor with a barrage of punches that forced the Irishman to engage in the clinch, Dustin pushed Conor against the cage, Conor then went on to attempt a guillotine which was not tight, Dustin easily escaped and secured the top position.
Chael believes it was really stupid of Conor to go for that guillotine, “That specific position … the guillotine and pulling guard, that was one of the biggest takeaways I had from the fight because that was so dumb to do,” Sonnen said. “Conor usually gets some compliments. He’s a great martial artist. He’s a very good strategist. That was silly.”
“Even if you just go by probability of how many guys in main event fights are being submitted in the first round, I could not believe that Conor sacrificed position or that he thought a guillotine was there, which is nowhere in his arsenal at least historically speaking. I’ve never seen him do this.”