Morning Report: Conor McGregor’s coach says ‘it’s gonna be worse’ for Dustin Poirier if he makes it to the ch… – MMA Fighting

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In September of 2014, Conor McGregor knocked out Dustin Poirier on the main card of UFC 178. It was McGregors first look on a UFC pay-per-view and the success marked his ascension as a real competitor at featherweight which ultimately released his career into superstardom. Now, 6 and a half years later on, McGregor will rematch Poirier this Saturday in the main occasion of UFC 257 and though this time the bout will be objected to at light-weight, McGregors striking coach Owen Roddy believes that were in for a very similar efficiency to the first one.
” Yeah, its a various battle. You combat someone twice, its a different battle,” Roddy told Submission Radio. “Who knows whats gon na occur? The same thing uses, in my viewpoint. Conor will land. Its unavoidable that hes gon na land that shot. Hes gon na land on Poirier, and its just how long Poirier can take the punishment. He is extremely long lasting and hes difficult and hes good, and hes got a lot of techniques, and hes got issues that weve dealt with in the camp. But when it boils down to it, when Conor lands, its gon na be how long can Poirier last.”
In their first fight, Poirier did not last long with McGregor getting the blockage at simply 1:46 of the first round. McGregor certainly went on from their very first fight to become the greatest star in the history of the sport, Poirier has not fared so bad either. The loss to McGregor led Poirier to move up to 155 pounds where he has actually since transformed himself, putting together an amazing run through the division culminating in catching the interim lightweight title in 2019.
” I believe it comes down to technique and whatever method Poirier comes in with,” Roddy stated. Poirier has actually improved an awful lot. Im not trying to disrespect Poirier, hes a remarkable fighter, however Conor has likewise improved a terrible lot as well, and I believe Conor has actually improved more than Poirier.
Considering that his loss to Nate Diaz in 2016, McGregor has actually been branded as having poor cardio, or as McGregor put it, “being ineffective with his energy”. Provided that, conventional wisdom has it that if Poirier can weather the early storm, hell be able to have success in the later rounds versus McGregor however, ever on brand name, Roddy states that if Poirier does make it to the 3rd, fourth, and 5th rounds, things will not get any much better.
” I question its gon na go that far,” Roddy stated. “But if it does go to three, four and five, I believe its gon na be even worse for Poirier. I cant see it going that far, however I believe it would be worse for Poirier, if Im being truthful. Since you dont want Conor hitting you for 25 minutes. And he can set the speed, Conor. Hes in extraordinary shape. Hes in the very best shape Ive ever seen in my life. Physically, mentally. I believe it would be unsafe. I believe Poirier would be taking a lot of hazardous blows if he managed to remain in there. I still dont see him remaining in there.”
Well, we do not have to wait long to find out. UFC 257 occurs this Saturday on Fight Island in Abu Dhabi, and if McGregor carries out the method he and his team believe he will, its possible he may simply make himself another fracture at light-weight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.
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In September of 2014, Conor McGregor knocked out Dustin Poirier on the primary card of UFC 178. Now, 6 and a half years later, McGregor will rematch Poirier this Saturday in the primary occasion of UFC 257 and though this time the bout will be objected to at lightweight, McGregors striking coach Owen Roddy thinks that were in for a very similar efficiency to the first one.
Hes gon na land on Poirier, and its simply how long Poirier can take the penalty. Im not attempting to disrespect Poirier, hes a remarkable fighter, but Conor has actually also improved an awful lot as well, and I think Conor has actually enhanced more than Poirier. Given that, standard wisdom has it that if Poirier can weather the early storm, hell be able to have success in the later rounds versus McGregor but, ever on brand, Roddy states that if Poirier does make it to the third, 4th, and 5th rounds, things will not get any much better.

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