Sport news Conor McGregor reveals he wants to 'sharpen skills against southpaw style' in Dustin Poirier rematch to gear up for proposed boxing match with Manny Pacquiao next year Premierleague-News.com
Premierleague-News.com - Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier agreed to a rematch but the UFC are yet to nail down the details of the proposed fight. The Irishman is eager for the rematch to happen before 2021.
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Conor McGregor plans on using a fight with Dustin Poirier as preparation for his planned lucrative boxing match with Manny Pacquiao next year. Both Poirier and Pacquiao are southpaw fighters and the American had posited that McGregor wanted to pit his wits against him to gain top level experience against that style, even though both match-ups will be in different sports. 'I don't know if the UFC wants him to fight one more time before they allow him to fight Pacquiao or if he just wants to get one more this year before starting next year with the Pacquiao fight, but what better way to do it against another southpaw?' Poirier said on THE FIGHT with Teddy Atlas. Conor McGregor wants to use a fight with Dustin Poirier to hone his skills against a southpaw 'I think that might be his mind set. He wants to fight another southpaw before he fights another southpaw. I don't know what's going on, but I think that's what the alignment is.He continued: 'Khabib (Nurmagomedov), the current champion, said that if Conor or Tony Ferguson fights me and wins then he'll give him another title shot, so that's in his head too,' 'I think that's creating a perfect storm, and it's coming together that he's coming out in public and saying, "Hey, I want to fight Dustin Poirier this year".'McGregor saw those Poirier quotes online and confirmed that the man he beat in their first encounter back in 2014 was bang on in his assessment. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Twitter spats with Khabib, getting engaged to his long-term... REVEALED: The UFC email REJECTING chance to sign Conor... 'I mean I've seen some s*** in MMA, but that may be the... 'I'm coming off a win... it makes more sense': Dustin... Share this article Share Poirier and and McGregor negotiated on social media but nothing official has been announcedHe wrote: 'Correct. Southpaw box style.
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. 'It’s not easy going between both sports and then coming back to the one sport again. Just want to keep sharp guys, that’s all. It’s only fair.'Evidently McGregor's third 'retirement' will be short-lived having announced he was hanging up his gloves earlier this year. He has since revealed the decision was taken out of frustration at the UFC refusing to give him a fight behind closed doors without the gate money he would usually make the company amid the coronavirus crisis. Manny Pacquiao and McGregor could fight next year in a high profile boxing match McGregor and UFC president Dana White are at loggerheads over the Dubliner publishing their private conversations with the former two-weight world champion seemingly desperate to get back into the octagon. Poirier was also in dispute with the UFC after failing to agree a financial package for him to fight Tony Ferguson. This led to him and McGregor both publicly agreeing to rematch in a charity bout with their negotiations conducted publicly on social media. The UFC want their most famous star to fight again on January 23 next year but he is insistent on competing again before 2021. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Twitter spats with Khabib, getting engaged to his long-term... REVEALED: The UFC email REJECTING chance to sign Conor... 'I mean I've seen some s*** in MMA, but that may be the... 'I'm coming off a win... it makes more sense': Dustin... Share this article Share
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