What can Conor McGregor do differently this time in order to come out victorious against Dustin Poirier at UFC 264? The Notorious got knocked out for the first time in his career by Dustin Poirier at UFC 257.
The aura of invincibility is gone now. Conor McGregor is no more invincible in the early rounds of a fight. So what changes can he implement in his game plan in order to overcome Dustin Poirier, who is arguably the best lightweight in UFC at the moment?
In the recent UFC 264 countdown video, talking about what’s different going into the trilogy, Conor McGregor said:
I am not necessarily interested or was interested in the fame. It was fighting for a better life. Sometimes you just go through the motion and you tell yourself things but you don’t execute on them. This time I took control of it.
Conor McGregor details his training camp for the Dustin Poirier trilogy
Conor McGregor has left his home and decided to train for the UFC 264 fight away from his family. The former lightweight champion spent the early part of his training camp in Dubai and then moved to California with his coaches and training partners. McGregor built up his own training facility to give all his focus to the upcoming fight. Talking about his training camp, McGregor stated:
Thankfully I can set up the gym, I can set up homes, and fly everyone out here. All my sparring partners and training partners have a home. Myself and my coaches have a home. It’s an army going to and from the gym. We are all here. Focused and ready to get that one back.
Now even if Conor McGregor makes all the adjustments he needs to do Dustin Poirier can not be counted out. He took the left hand of McGregor in the first round and implement his game plan brilliantly.
The notion that McGregor will comfortably win the trilogy if he manages to defend or counter the calf kicks from Poirier is wrong. Poirier has been fighting the best lightweights in the world for years now and he has the momentum in his side going into the trilogy.
Though McGregor is the favorite going into the trilogy Dustin Poirier will be the more confident fighter entering the octagon at UFC 264. Nevertheless, McGregor has defied the odds much time. Can he do it again at UFC 264 is what the fans are eagerly waiting to find out.