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Check out this awesome promo leading up to the rematch between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier at UFC 257.
On Jan. 23, Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier will once again square off in the Octagon at UFC 257. During their first bout, McGregor secured a knockout victory in the first round. Since their last encounter, both men have captured UFC gold with Poirier winning the UFC interim lightweight championship at UFC 236 and McGregor winning the UFC featherweight championship at UFC 194 and the UFC lightweight championship at UFC 205. Before watching their rematch at UFC 257, check out this promo posted by UFC boss Dana White.
Both men are coming off wins as Poirier defeated Dan Hooker by unanimous decision in June 2020 while McGregor comes into the bout having defeated Donald Cerrone by first-round knockout at UFC 246.
What is at stake?
Despite the retirement of UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, the lightweight title is not vacated and therefore this fight is not for lightweight gold. However, with McGregor ranked No. 4 and Poirier ranked No. 2 in the UFC lightweight rankings, the winner of this fight should get an opportunity at lightweight gold in their next fight.
What has changed since their last fight?
One of the big differences in this fight is that it is at lightweight and not featherweight. Poirier has shown to be the much better fighter in this division with huge wins over Eddie Alvarez, Justin Gaethje, and Max Holloway. Another difference in this fight is the absence of fans in the crowd. McGregor fights typically carry some of the most electric crowds in the sport and it will be interesting to see if McGregor performs any different without a massive amount of energy behind him.
UFC 257 takes place on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021, live from Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Follow along with FanSided for all your live news and highlights.
Published at Tue, 05 Jan 2021 01:53:19 +0000