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Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier rematch at UFC 257. In today’s Technical Readout, we break the first fight between the two in 2014.
The first fight was ruled by Conor McGregor where the Irishman made almost no mistakes. Controlling the distance, micro-adjustments, and much more lead to the first round finish for The Notorious Conor McGregor.
In the second fight, Dustin Poirier looks to make the fight different this time. And he has a case for it: since moving up to lightweight, Dustin Poirier has been completely reborn. He looks to wrestle away (pun intended) the rumored title from the superstar in Conor McGregor.
As seen with wins in the past, namely Nate Diaz and Khabib Nurmagomedov, a win over Conor McGregor is a gigantic boon for a fighter’s career and should Poirier win, he would likely see that benefit as well. With Dustin Poirier already being one of the favorite fighters among the UFC faithful, Poirier is on the verge of superstardom for sure.
What led us to Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier 2?
The run up to the historic fight at UFC 257 both came through the champ, Khabib Nurmagomedov. After capturing the interim belt from Max Holloway, Dustin Poirier lost his fight to the champ in September of 2019. After getting submitted, Poirier went through hell in his fight with Dan Hooker at UFC Vegas 4. Now, he takes on McGregor again and if the title is on the line, could absolutely make his case for one of the best to ever do it.
McGregor’s path to this fight is similar. After capturing both belts, McGregor went on to box Floyd Mayweather in the second best selling PPV event of all time. Returning to the UFC, McGregor got an immediate title shot against the newly crowned champ in Khabib. Losing that fight, McGregor took some time off and returned last January against Cowboy Cerrone at UFC 246. McGregor won that fight in under a minute. Now, should he capture the belt again, the UFC would be in an era of Conor McGregor reign again, love it or hate it.