2021 has been a tremendous year for the fight fans. We have seen some of the best knockouts in UFC history this year. They are ere violent, entertaining, and exciting. But, as per Conor McGregor, the best is yet to come.
UFC commentator Jon Anik recently tweeted about some of the best knockouts he has seen this year so far. The list included Derrick Lewis’s one-punch KO over Curtis Blaydes, Francis Ngannou’s vicious KO over Stipe Miocic, Jiri Prochazka’s insane spinning elbow KO over Dominick Reyes, and so on. But, Conor McGregor believes she can produce a better knockout to top every finish on that list.
Hang tight, horse.
You’ll see the winner July 10th.
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) May 2, 2021
Well, it won’t be insane if Conor’s prediction comes true once again. His knockout against Jose Aldo is arguably one of the most iconic finishes in the history of UFC. His finish over Donald Cerrone was equally impressive if not more. However, getting a finish over Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 will be a daunting task for Conor McGregor.
Dustin Poirier is arguably the best lightweight after Khabib Nurmagomedov’s retirement from UFC. And he will be going into the trilogy with a lot of confidence since he knocked out Conor McGregor at UFC 257.
Can Conor McGregor knock out Dustin Poirier at UFC 264?
Dustin Poirier did everything right in the rematch against Conor McGregor. He took down McGregor to begin the fight and initiate the clinch to avoid Conor’s left hand and gas him out. Though Conor landed some clean shots on Poirier this time he could not get the finish in round 1. And Poirier’s calf kicks were the most crucial part of his game plan.
In round 2, Conor’s leg was completely compromised thanks to the leg kicks from Dustin Poirier. And then it was fairly easy for Dustin to finish McGregor with his punches.
Considering all that, it’s hard to imagine how Conor McGregor will come up with a game plan to defeat Dustin Poirier in the trilogy. Leg kicks will always be a weakness of McGregor even if he comes in with his old karate stance. But, he can avoid those leg kicks by moving in and out of the range and checking some of those leg kicks.
Besides that, Conor has to get the finish early. Dustin Poirier is one of the toughest fighters in the roaster and as the fight progresses he will only get better. But, Conor certainly has the skills and power to finish the fight in round 1 and that’s what the fans of The Notorious One will be hoping for on July 12th.