Sunday, July 11, 2021 00:28 AM (GMT+7)
(Sports news, martial arts news) Around 9:30 am (July 11), McGregor, one of the biggest UFC stars, will have a “life” match with Poirier.
Conor McGregor is not the best fighter in the UFC, as evidenced by the ranking of the top 15 best boxers in this event (pound for pound) Irish “crazy guy” is not present. In lightweight (66-70 kg) McGregor is also not the number 1 boxer, he is only ranked 5.
Poirier (left) and McGregor (right) rematch for the 3rd time
“The madman” has never been the best, but his matches are always attractive and profitable. The UFC 264 event will take place at 6 am 11/7 (Vietnam time) thanks to McGregor, so it is of special interest to the audience.
The 32-year-old boxer will have his third rematch with Dustin Poirier, the boxer dubbed the “Diamond” of America. In the previous 2 confrontations, the victory was divided equally for both and neither boxer gave the opponent the opportunity to finish the match.
In 2014, McGregor knocked out Poirier with quality punches in the second minute of the first round, and the rematch in January 2021 Poirier reclaimed the debt against “Madman” with merciless punches in the game. round 2.
It is often said that “three times too busy”, the 3rd rematch could be the last showdown between McGregor and Poirier. It can be considered a “life” match, where both boxers want to win to receive a generous reward and the pride of two UFC stars.
In the pre-match press conference, McGregor threatened the opponent: “I will make this guy (Poirier) pay with his life. He will die in the octagon.”
Poirier didn’t care about McGregor, he calmly replied: “It doesn’t mean anything to me. I consider it just noise. Tomorrow, watch the match. I want to thank the audience. fake people who might cheer or boo me”.
The two men have quite similar stats
Experts have different opinions about the match between McGregor – Poirier. Lightweight champion Charles Oliveira said: “This game, I think Conor will win. He is having the best concentration. This is going to be a tight fight, Conor can be the man of the game.”
Stephen Thompson, a UFC 264 fighter, said: “Conor needs to bring his karate style back because he’s going to go out there and finish Dustin. He’s a very smart guy, and still hungry and hates. loser. I choose Conor.”
Former Khabib coach Javier Mendez said: “I chose Dustin because I like him, and I’m simply not a fan of Conor. He doesn’t like us so I have no reason to like him either. I chose Dustin because I believe he can do it.”
“Eagle” Khabib commented in two directions: “Again, the scenario will be similar. The first half is an opportunity for Conor. He can win in the first half. Otherwise, Dustin will win.”
The fight between McGregor – Poirier is not a lightweight title fight but it has great meaning and attraction. This is the main fight at UFC 264, so it will be the last fight of the event, before that there will be 12 other matches starting at 6 am on 11/7 (Vietnam time).
The match between McGregor – Poirier is expected to start at about 9:30 am on 11/7.
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