Conor McGregor Reveals How He Will Finish Dustin Poirier Fight at UFC 264
Conor McGregor used to be called Mystic Mac due to his uncanny ability to forecast exactly how he’d finish his enemies. But that now looks like eons ago as McGregor is just 3-3 in his last six bouts and has fallen two out of his past three contests.
Despitethis, the sport’s biggest star remains confident in his second fight, offering a prediction on how he will complete Dustin Poirier in their trilogy bout at UFC 164.
“The forecast is in! I’m likely to win the trilogy fight with a Front Kick into the nose. Round number 4. His Nose needs straightenin and I am Rhinoplasty.”
Front kick to the nose? Really?
But out of nowhereSilva put Belfort to sleep with a front kick to the head that got Knockout of the Year honors in 2011.
Regrettably for Belfort, this wasn’t the only instance in his career where he endured a front kick weight reduction. Great as he was through his legendary UFC profession, Belfort suffered another leading kick knockout loss, to Lyoto Machida at UFC 224 at 2018. That instant front kick knockout sent Belfort to retirement.
Machida meanwhile, is the only fighter in the area of the UFC to win two conflicts through front kick knockout as the Dragon also pumped out Randy Couture from 2011 via front kick ’em.
Couture also retired after that front kick weight loss loss, providing Machida a different distinction of becoming the only fighter to retire two former UFC champions following having a front kick knockout.
So what is about with this front kick knockout history? While entrance kicks knockouts are spectacular, they don’t come often and are tough too execute, more forecast.
Almost immediately after being placed to sleep with Poirier within their rematch at UFC 264 live stream, the best UFC betting websites put the Irishman as the odds on favorite to win a trilogy fight together with the Diamond. Online sportsbook BetOnline was fast to place McGregor in -140 with Poirier coming back at +120.
McGregor knocked out Poirier within their first meeting at UFC 178 in 2014. But he did with debatable punch which was borderline to both sides and rear of Poirier’s head. The Diamond gained more convincingly, stopping McGregor with a barrage of punches in their rematch last January.
Poirier could have fought for the UFC belt in his second fight. But he chose a trilogy bout against McGregor rather than face Michael Chandler or even Charles Oliveira. McGregor donated $500K into Dustin Poirier’s foundation as part of their arrangement in the second fight. There won’t be any such donations that time around. McGregor is outside to shoot Poirier’s head or nose off.
Some folks have produced nice betting money off McGregor’s past fight predictions. However, if there’s a brace bet to get a front kick KO triumph over Poirier, that might not be a fantastic bet to make. Sure, McGregor is the betting favorite to conquer Porier. However, if he is going to win it, it’d be with that left hand shot . He understands that.
UFC 264 is set to occur on July 10, 2021, with the place yet to be announced. Apart from Watch McGregor vs Poirier 3 Fight, the July event will also reportedly feature spells such as Gilbert Burns vs Stephen Thompson, Jessica Eye vs Jennifer Maia, Ryan Hall vs Ilia Topuria, Omari Akhmedov vs Brad Tavares and several others.