After the knockout defeat against Dustin Poirier at UFC 257, The ongoing saga of Dustin Poirier vs Conor McGregor is going to reach its conclusion on July 10 as the two lightweights beasts will brawl in a trilogy bout at the main event of UFC 264.
Considering Dustin’s last win against Conor, that will give a psychological benefit to Dustin. But, MMA is also about toughness and endurance. Here is a comparison of height, weight, and other physical attributes between the two.
Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier stats
Conor McGregor (32 years old)
Wins/Losses- 22/5 (16 finishes)
Height/Reach- 5′ 9″/74″
Striking accuracy- 49%
Knockout wins- 19
Significant wins- Eddie Alvarez, Jose Aldo, Dustin Poirier, Max Halloway
Dustin Poirier(32 years old)
Height/Reach- 5′ 9″/72″
Knockout wins- 13
No of submission wins- 7
Significant wins- Eddie Alvarez, Dan Hooker, Dustin Poirier, Max Halloway
Height and Reach Difference
Reach and reach advantages are the terms that are used in MMA all the time. As seen with Max Halloway vs Alexander Volkanovski, where Halloway struggled due to his shorter reach and more height compared to Alex. However, as McGregor and Poirier are of the same height, Conor‘s 2 inches reach advantage over Dustin Poirier won’t decide the fate of the bout.
Conor Mcgregor’s chin against Dustin Poirier
Apart from the height and reach difference another interesting comparison between the two can of their chins. As one Mike Tyson quoted “everybody has a plan until they get punched on the mouth“. This quote somehow relates with the Notorious. He always seems to control and push in a bout until he is landed with a punch on his face. Be it the fight with Khabib, Dustin, or Nate. Conor didn’t seem to be in trouble before he got punched in his face and that’s something he has to look into.
On the other hand, Diamond is tough. He has the ability to take punches on his mouth. here is a video where Dustin’s chin got tested by Conor’s punch.
Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier Fight Purse
The promotion doesn’t officially disclose the exact amount of the purse. However, McGregor is reportedly going to receive guaranteed purse money of $3 million along with a 60% share of pay-per-view (PPV) revenues. On the other hand, Poirier will be receiving a base salary of 1 million and a 40 % share of PPV revenues. Earlier in UFC 257, Porier made around $830,000 while Conor earned 3 million only for showing up at the fight.
The hike in fight purse is the result of UFC 257’s PPV buying success. Credit to it that now, Conor is expected to take 10 million as a whole to his home after the fight. Poirier is also going to get benefited from UFC 257’s success, for him the estimation is around $3 million. which is a lot when compared to his net worth of $4 million