Watch the first official promo for UFC 257: Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier (Video)
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The UFC released the promo for UFC 257 and it’s awesome.
Before the main event of UFC 256, the UFC released the first official promo video for the rematch between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier at UFC 257. The video simply put is awesome and should get any fight fan excited for their rematch on Jan. 23.
The video was divided into three segments. The first, minute-long segment focused on the first fight between McGregor and Poirier at UFC 178 on Sept. 27, 2014. Instead of focusing only on the outcome of the first fight, McGregor winning by first-round TKO, the video focused on how much bad blood there was between the two fighters leading up to their first fight. Highlighted scenes showed how Poirier despised McGregor and how much the Irish fighter was able to get underneath his skin. The video continued to show footage at the weigh-ins, where Dana White was forced to separate the two fighters.
The second segment started with the rise of McGregor and his accomplishments and championships since the first fight. The video then transitioned to Poirier and showed his growth as a fighter since losing to McGregor.
In the final segment, the attention turned to the rematch on Jan. 23, at UFC 257. Fans are left to wonder, can McGregor stop Poirier in under two minutes again. Or has Poirier surpassed McGregor over the past six years, and will avenge his previous loss. Since their first fight, McGregor is 6-2, while Poirier is 10-2, with one no-contest.
So far, it is the only fight announced for the fight card but the PPV will likely be one of the top-selling PPVs in UFC history. As of Dec. 12, the UFC has not announced a location for UFC 257 due to the ongoing pandemic. McGregor has publically pushed for the Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium as the location for the fight. However, if McGregor does not get his wish, it will likely take place at either the UFC Apex or the UFC Fight Island in Abu Dhabi.
UFC 256 took place on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020, live from UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV. Follow along with FanSided who will be onsite for all your live news and highlights.
Published at Sun, 13 Dec 2020 05:58:59 +0000