It appears the “Mystic Mac” persona of Conor McGregor is making a return ahead of his trilogy fight with Dustin Poirier scheduled to take place this summer at UFC 264. The former featherweight and lightweight champion took to Instagram on Friday and made his prediction for the fight, as he looks to get avenge his loss to Poirier earlier this year at UFC 257 in January.
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“The prediction is in! I’m going to win the trilogy fight via a front kick to the nose. Round number 4. His nose needs straightening and I’m Rhinoplasty.”
Conor McGregor is not short of confidence heading into his trilogy fight against Poirier, as he tries to get back in the win column and place himself at the top of the conversation in the lightweight division. Since he became the lightweight champion in 2016, McGregor has yet to pick up a second win in the division, with two losses coming to Poirier at UFC 257 and former champion Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229 in October of 2018.
Dustin Poirier evened the score against McGregor, avenging his loss to the former champion which dates back seven years ago when they were both competing in the featherweight division. Since their first fight, Poirier has gone on to become the interim lightweight champion, while McGregor claimed both the featherweight and lightweight championships. When Poirier defeated McGregor in January, he became the first fighter to finish McGregor via strikes when he secured a second-round TKO victory.
As Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier prepare to close the door on their trilogy rivalry, the winner could line up to be the next challenge for the lightweight title. The vacant title will be on the line at UFC 262 next month when Michael Chandler and Charles Oliveira meet for the belt that was vacated by Khabib Nurmagomedov.
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