Did complacency play a job in Conor McGregor’s loss to Dustin Poirier in January?
Entering the principle occasion of UFC 257 on Fight Island, McGregor was the overwhelming favourite and even had his eyes set on a profitable boxing match in opposition to fielded Manny Pacquiao earlier than struggling a second spherical knockout.
The Irishman instantly advised he wished a rematch and full the trilogy they began in 2014.
Speaking to BT Sport, UFC president Dana White was requested if he thought McGregor was already watching Poirier even earlier than stepping foot within the Octagon.
“I have no idea if that is true. I imply, Conor McGregor is the one one who can reply that query, ”he mentioned.
” [But] I think Conor was towering over Dustin, and [had a mindset] like, ‘let me get out of this, so I can work on other things.’ “
McGregor himself has overtly mentioned he desires a 3rd sport and advised followers on social media he’s ‘buzzing’ to get again to it, whereas his coach says the crew are properly ready for these devastating kicks .
When requested how he thought McGregor would put together for the trilogy not like UFC 257, White wasn’t positive, but he thinks it will get his full consideration.
Poirier not too long ago appeared on Joe Rogan’s podcast and spoke about his octagonal rivalry with McGregor and what to anticipate for a possible third episode.
“I do not assume you’ve got ever actually [someone’s number].
“He will make changes and it will be a very completely different fight.
“As the primary and second have been completely different, so will the third.
“I have to change, keep things fresh and make it guess.”