UFC superstar Conor McGregor isn’t letting his knockout loss to Dustin Poirier at UFC 257 back in January keep him from predicting a finish over “The Diamond” in the upcoming rematch on July 10. McGregor posted his early and stunning prediction for the fight via Instagram Friday and suggested the fans who hope to see his return to a more karate-based style over his more recent boxing-centric tactics will be pleased.
McGregor posted, “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 straightenin and I’m Rhinoplasty.”
The day prior, McGregor posted a maniacal laugh all by itself, perhaps building up to the return of “Mystic Mac”.
UFC 264: Poirier vs. McGregor 3 is scheduled for July 10.
The fight has not been officially announced yet by the UFC, but news of the upcoming third contest between Poirier and McGregor being a done deal has widely been reported by the likes of ESPN and others.
Moreover, both Poirier and McGregor have confirmed they’ve signed contracts for the fight, and the two stars have already started going back and forth about their upcoming battle via social media.
Poirier and McGregor are knotted 1-1 against each other in the rivalry. McGregor defeated Poirier in 2014 in a featherweight bout by first-round knockout, and Poirier returned the favor in the second round of a lightweight bout in January 2021 at UFC 257.
Now, the two lightweights will meet one more time to settle things once and for all. The winner of the bout will be headed toward a shot at UFC gold and the loser will have to regroup among perhaps the best and deepest crop of stars the UFC has to offer.
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