Dustin Poirier vs Conor McGregor

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MMA’s biggest star is ready to run it for the third time. Conor McGregor returns to the Octagon Saturday night in Las Vegas when he faces Dustin Poirier in a trilogy fight from the T-Mobile Arena headlining a loaded undercard of UFC 264. The two met just six months ago with Poirier scoring. the rematch in a shocking second-round TKO. This came after the two first met in 2014 with McGregor scoring the first-round TKO on his rise to stardom.

McGregor, the former two-division champion and the largest PPV draw in MMA history, will face the former interim lightweight champion for the third time in the main event of what should be an intriguing summer event.

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Conor McGregor puts his reputation on the line in an interesting risk/reward proposition

Knowing the competitor deep down in McGregor, the cheeky Irish star turning 34 a week after UFC 264, it was far from a surprise that he so vehemently sought a rematch against Poirier just six months after losing by TKO by first time in his career. in the second meeting of him. McGregor followed suit after an unexpected welterweight loss to Nate Diaz in 2016 and won a thrilling rematch (not to mention the grueling) by majority decision just five months later. This time, however, considering McGregor’s age and his general inactivity since his 2016 fighting peak (just three fights in five years), it is worth debating whether a second loss to Poirier removes the “Notorious” from the ranks of. elite forever. A loss would leave McGregor 1-3 in his last four fights. It would also leave him with the same overall record as a lightweight throughout his career. Yes, given McGregor’s star power, there would be no limit to the big-name opponents still available to him should he lose once again to Poirier, but it would be hard to believe that fans could ever take him seriously as a Legitimate title contender or more than just a feisty celebrity. A win, on the other hand, would likely propel McGregor to a third shot at the 155-pound title (currently held by Charles Oliveira) and revive his brand in a way that would likely prove optimistic for the sport as a whole.

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