In the wake of Manny Pacquiao’s battle with Dustin Poirier, Conor McGregor explains his UFC strategy.
It’s unclear what Conor McGregor will do next following his fight with Dustin Poirier this weekend.
Before his rematch with Dustin Poirier at UFC 257, Conor McGregor declared an ambitious plan to fight seven times before the summer of 2021. The Irishman is now finalizing his preparations for the fight, which will be his first return to the Octagon since defeating Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone one year ago.
Poirier was stopped in emphatic way when he first clashed punches with McGregor in 2014, but after developing his technique over the following seven years, he will be excited about the chance of avenging himself.
McGregor claimed after his win against Cerrone that he had planned to fight at least three times last year, but his plans were thwarted by a number of critical events.
The most visible of these was the unprecedented influence of the Covid-19 pandemic on international top sport, as well as a brief disagreement with the UFC that resulted in a hasty decision to withdraw from fighting, which was quickly reversed.
McGregor informed reporters at his press conference on Friday that he is looking forward to making up for his lack of action in 2020 with a jam-packed schedule that will keep him busy until the middle of the year.
McGregor told ESPN, “The truth is the fight game will never get rid of me.” “Until the day I go, Conor McGregor will be here.” That’s all there is to it.
“If they set me up right, I’ll have seven fights in the next year and a half. That’s exactly what I’m looking for.”
McGregor claimed that he must compete in at least four more fights, telling supporters that he is eager to get back into the swing of fighting on a regular basis as he pursues lightweight gold once more.
He went on to say, “I’ve got four fights left on this contract with the UFC.” “If they give me the dates, I’d do it in the first quarter of 2021.”
McGregor’s bid to return to the top of the division could be aided by boxing icon Manny Pacquiao, who has expressed interest in fighting the 32-year-old in the near future.
However, it is unclear whether McGregor will return to boxing following his one-sided loss to Floyd Mayweather in “Brinkwire Summary News.”