The Mystic Mac has given his prediction for the upcoming trilogy with Dustin Poirier. And it’s going to be a 4th round stoppage via head kick. Conor McGregor recently posted a picture of perfecting a front kick. He also predicted:
“The prediction is in! I’m going to win the trilogy fight via a front kick to the nose. Round number 4. His nose needs straightening and I’m Rhinoplasty.”
This is not the first time Conor McGregor has predicted the outcome of his fights. It’s shocking how right he can be when it comes to prediction. But, his predictions certainly go wrong often as well. Though he is coming off a knock-out loss Conor still poses a huge threat to Poirier in the trilogy.
Conor McGregor is a prolific finisher inside the octagon. He is one of the best fighters in the early rounds and has the power and skills to knock out any of the lightweights in UFC. But, Conor does slow down significantly as the fight goes into the later rounds. Considering that a 4th round finish might seem unlikely for McGregor.
Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier trilogy breakdown
In the rematch against Dustin Poirier, Conor McGregor got knocked out for the first time in his MMA career. And he will be making a return in less than six months against the same opponent who came up with a brilliant game plan to beat him.
So the biggest concern for McGregor is whether he got enough time to recover from the damage and make the necessary adjustments. It should also be noted that Poirier destroyed Conor’s calf with his kicks and that must have had some impact on Conor’s training camp.
Did Conor go as hard as he wanted to go in the training camp after all the damage he took in the last fight? And can Conor make the adjustments even if he gets enough sparring time?
Fans believe Conor changing his stance will be enough to beat Dustin Poirier. But, Conor’s stance has been the same in his last three UFC fights. And, what if Poirier mixes takedown more in the first round in the trilogy. Will McGregor have an answer for that?
Dustin Poirier is arguably the best lightweight in UFC right now. And though Conor is the favorite for this fight he will have to put the best performance of his life to avenge his loss in the trilogy.