Tyson Fury predicts Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier at UFC 264: “He’s trained hard.”
Conor McGregor takes on Dustin Poirier in a trilogy rematch at UFC 264 on Saturday, and Tyson Fury has no doubt who will win.
At UFC 264 on Saturday, Conor McGregor will meet Dustin Poirier for the third time, and Tyson Fury has predicted the winner. After one win each in their previous fights, McGregor and Poirier enter the trilogy rematch in Las Vegas with a score settled.
In their rematch at UFC 257 in January, Poirier stunned McGregor with a second-round TKO.
That came seven years after ‘The Notorious’ finished his American opponent in only 106 seconds in his fourth UFC bout, back in September 2014, on his path to two-division championship triumph.
As a result, the odds are stacked against them as they prepare to fight in the main event of UFC 264, which will take place in front of a sold-out T-Mobile Arena this weekend.
But, when it came to making his prediction for the match, heavyweight boxing champion Fury had no doubts about who he thinks will win.
According to MMA Junkie, the WBC champion told UFC’s social team, “My prediction for the McGregor-Poirier battle is that I think McGregor will win this time.”
“I believe he has put in a lot of effort and has a lot to prove. It will be a fantastic event to watch. “Listen in.”
Two weeks after the McGregor-Poirier clash, Fury will face Deontay Wilder at the same location as UFC 264 in a trilogy rematch of his own.
In February of last year, they fought to a contentious draw in their first bout of 2018, before inflicting Wilder’s solitary defeat to take the WBC title from him.
That victory appeared to set up an all-British heavyweight title fight, but it would be between Fury and Anthony Joshua, who holds the IBF, WBA, and WBO titles.
However, due to a court arbitration judgement, Fury must fulfill his contractual commitment to fight Wilder, while Joshua will face mandatory challenger Oleksandr Usyk in the meantime.
Joshua has stated that even if he loses to Usyk, he will still fight Fury, telling Sky Sports: “I will still be here, still ready to put on a show.”
“It’s the end of the year. First, let me go past Usyk. But, with or without Usyk, I have a “Brinkwire Summary News” for you.