By Danny Segura |
January 25, 2021 3: 40 pm
The old UFC light-weight and featherweight champion hopes to blueprint up a trilogy battle with Poirier sooner than the summer of 2021. McGregor (22-5 MMA, 10-3 UFC), who had beaten Poirier reduction in 2014, misplaced by 2nd-round TKO in the rematch this past Saturday at UFC 257.
McGregor used to be stopped after wining the first round on all three judges’ scorecards. McGregor regarded sincere early, connecting with some steady shots, but Poirier used to be in a blueprint to blueprint up, decelerate McGregor with leg kicks, after which finish the Irish superstar in the 2nd with a flurry of punches.
Now, real days removed from the rematch, McGregor is already thinking in regards to the trilogy and settling the rating.
“He’s already harassing every person to win the rematch, so we would appreciate to rematch,” Kavanagh informed UFC broadcast accomplice ESPN. “I don’t think Dustin is against that. If we are able to win the rematch sooner than summer, that might maybe more than likely be amazing.
“If it’s now to now not be, then I remark I don’t definitely know. Maybe he (McGregor) drifts off into the boxing. So if the MMA community might maybe more than likely encourage me out right here, win behind me, and pester the UFC to give him one other battle sooner rather than later – so I don’t lose him to boxing for six months – I’d appreciate it.”
McGregor doesn’t real want the trilogy, according to Kavanagh. He wants the third Poirier battle to happen with the vacant light-weight title on the line.
At the moment, Khabib Nurmagomedov holds the belt at 155 pounds, but he retired reduction in October. UFC president DanaWhite has been persistent in persuading Nurmagomedov to poke reduction his retirement but admitted after UFC 257 that it used to be unlikely.
Kavanagh says the title shot might maybe more than likely be gargantuan motivation for McGregor, adding that he believes it’s the factual technique to resolve the rating with Poirier.
“That’s the gargantuan pressure,” Kavanagh explained. “It’s 1-1, they’re factual up there in the rankings, they’re very well-liked warring parties.
“I think the 2 of them are an attractive matchup. Stylistically, it’s attractive to watch. I’d appreciate to leer lots and hundreds rounds between the 2 of them. Dustin is clearly riding high with self belief now with more skills and more weight. He took about a of these shots. I’m definite his self belief is great high at the moment. We have to fix that formulation with the leg and 2 completely different things, as effectively, but Dustin vs. Conor 3 for the belt in perchance Would possibly maybe, that might maybe more than likely be amazing.”