McGregor says to knock Poirier out inside 60 seconds
Irish fighter Conor McGregor recently gave his prediction for his upcoming fight with former UFC’s interim lightweight champion Dustin Poirier.
The lightweight rematch is scheduled to take place at the main event of UFC 257 on January 23 in Fight Island, Abu Dhabi. After winning the first contest within two minutes at UFC 178, Conor McGregor is expecting to end the second bout even quicker.
In a promotional video for the upcoming UFC 257 “Countdown” show, The Notorious One can be seen saying that he excepts the rematch to end in just 60 seconds. "I like Dustin. I think he’s a good fighter. He’s even a great fighter. But great is still levels below me. I’ll knock Dustin out inside 60 seconds," he stated.
McGregor’s last octagon appearance was almost a year ago at UFC 246 where he defeated Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone in under 40 seconds. Poirier, on the other hand, has also reached to the top of the lightweight chart since losing to McGregor in their first outing. Chiefly, he captured the interim lightweight championship and has knocked over several high-calibre champs, including Eddie Alvarez and Justin Gaethje.
While he also lost to Khabib Nurmagomedov, he bounced back by delivering one of the best performances of his career against Dan Hooker in June. In the recently released promo, Dustin Poirier talked about his loss to The Notorious One, claiming that the second fight would be completely different. He said the first fight took place six years ago and stated that he has gained a lot of experience since then, Republic World reported.