Conor McGregor’s Coach Sees No Path To Victory For Dustin Poirier
Conor McGregor’s striking coach isn’t sold on Dustin Poirier’s chances.
McGregor is scheduled to share the Octagon with Poirier in the main event of UFC 257. The action will take place in Abu Dhabi on January 23, 2021. It’ll be the UFC’s first pay-per-view event of 2021.
This will be a rematch. Back on September 27, 2014, McGregor and Poirier competed in the featherweight division. McGregor scored the first-round TKO victory. A lot has changed since that time, so many are wondering if Poirier can avenge the loss
During his appearance on The Bash MMA, Owen Roddy shared his belief that McGregor is simply too good for Poirier to handle (via BJPenn.com).
“I think Poirier has improved an awful lot since that first fight. I think Conor has improved more since then, as well, you know. They’re definitely two better fighters than they were when they first met, but I still think Conor is just the better fighter. I think he’s too precise. Poirier, his skills have definitely improved. His hands are very good, he’s tough, he’s durable, he sets a good pace, but I just don’t see where he beats Conor, I just don’t see it. Conor’s just too good everywhere, too precise and too clinical with his striking.”
McGregor hasn’t competed since January 2020. He took on Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone in a welterweight clash. The “Notorious” one defeated Cerrone in just 40 seconds via TKO. This was McGregor’s first win since November 2016.
Poirier’s last outing took place back in June. He went five rounds with Dan Hooker in a “Fight of the Year” contender. In the end, it was “The Diamond” who was awarded the unanimous decision victory.