McGregor vs Poirier 1 was closer than you remember?

Discussion in 'MMA Forum' started by Adam Arce, Jan 10, 2021.

  1. Adam Arce

    Adam Arce New Member Full Member

    23
    13
    Dec 3, 2020
    This video highlights Dustin Poirier's successful moments against Conor and lays out a potential path to victory.

     
  2. Samart'sTeep

    Samart'sTeep Member Full Member

    121
    151
    Nov 17, 2019
    If I remember correctly, Dustin Poirier broke one of Conor's teeth with a left hand in this fight or chipped it or something. Overall, I don't think the fight was that close but none of that matters. Dustin is in prime now who's beaten guys like Eddie Alvarez and Max Holloway and Conor is a part time fighter who we have no idea what to expect from. Dustin has improved leaps and bounds, becoming a much better defensive fighter in how he utilizes elbow blocks and has opened up his offense with how he's incorporated the Fitzsimmons Shift into his combinations. Meanwhile, Conor has rotted on the vine. There's no question that Conor is a far more talented fighter than Dustin, but one guy has continued to dedicate his life to this while the other seems to have one foot out the door. It'll be interesting, for sure. I'm surprised Dustin isn't the favorite, to be honest, despite what happened in the first fight.
     
  3. Deew

    Deew Active Member Full Member

    1,102
    605
    May 4, 2009
    I will be extremely surprised if the 2nd fight lasts longer than the 1st, or if the outcome is any different.