Dustin Poirier is looking forward to his upcoming fight with Conor McGregor. ‘El Diamante’ and McGregor will face off a third time on July 10th at UFC 264.
Previously, Dustin and Conor have fought on two occasions. First, at UFC 178 and then more recently, at UFC 257 earlier this year. As such, the contest is currently at a draw with both fighters claiming one victory each.
” We owe it to each other, to go in there one more time at both of our best”. Speaking to ESPN MMA, Dustin explains why the rematch means so much to him. More importantly, Dustin reveals why he picked this fight over a guaranteed title shot.
” The growth of my mixed martial arts journey and my life”. Poirier talks about how he was a different person when he fought Conor for the first time. He feels that he was ‘overthinking’ and ‘over-reading ‘ everything at that time. Moreover, Dustin emphasizes how he has developed since then.
“At the end of this journey, that’s gonna be a huge deal”. Poirier realizes that it is one of the highlights of his career and something that he will forever cherish. For ‘The Diamond’, the fight signifies an entire chapter of growth and progress in his journey.
Can Dustin Poirier Win Again?
Previously, Dustin was able to catch out Conor at UFC 257. He utilized a good variety of kicks and punches to cause good damage very early in the fight. Subsequently, he was able to ‘outmaneuver’ McGregor and win the fight via stoppage.
Moreover, Dustin believes that he will once again win via stoppage. Notably, he has 14 KO/TKO finishes in his 27 career wins. He will look to replicate his tactical striking and follow his game plan once again.
However, ‘The Notorious’ will definitely be better prepared this time around. Naturally, the fight means a lot to him and will be a career-defining moment for him. As a result, he is taking the fight very seriously and will be looking to prove that come July 10th.
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