Tyson Fury Backs Conor McGregor To Defeat Dustin Poirier In Trilogy
WBC Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury believes Conor McGregor would get the better of Dustin Poirier in a third fight.
Back in January, McGregor returned to the Octagon for the first time in a year to take on Poirier in a rematch. In their first encounter back in September 2014, McGregor defeated Poirier via first-round TKO. In the rematch, Poirier turned the tables with a TKO finish in the second stanza.
Fury, who has been chummy with McGregor, told ESPN that he feels the “Notorious” one will dust himself off and get back to work to go 2-1 over Poirier in a trilogy fight (h/t APMMA).
“Most definitely, yes. He’s been in the ring now, he’s been active. He’s had that training camp, he’s going to have another training camp. Bit more activity. I think he’ll get focused and do what he’s got to do in the rematch.
“When it’s a make or break fight, which this one will be — this’ll be the icing on the cake — if he loses this one, then where does he go from there. But if he wins it, he’s back up there. I think he thrives under pressure like that and providing does a good training camp and gets to the ring injury free, he should do okay.”
The next bouts for McGregor and Poirier haven’t been made official. UFC President Dana White has expressed interest in a third clash, however.