Poirier gave advice to McGregor before his fight at UFC 264
American mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter Dustin Poirier shared his expectations for the upcoming fight with Conor McGregor of Ireland at the UFC 264 tournament.
“Conor will try to block half-kicks. Given what kind of fighter he is, he can learn that. But I probably won’t use those punches because I expect to defend against them,” ESPN quoted Porter as saying.
The fighter also gave McGregor some advice before the fight.
“Conor will be more aggressive, try not to drag out the fight because he realized I’m good. If I were him, I would try to get through me as early as possible and not let me catch my rhythm, because if the fight goes into the second round or more, I will win,” he said.
The McGregor vs. Poirier fight will take place on July 11.
Recall that the first bout took place on September 28, 2014 and ended with the Irishman winning by knockout. In the second fight, which took place on January 23, 2021, the American won by knockout.