On January 23, 2021, Conor McGregor makes his long-awaited return to the UFC Octagon to take on Dustin 'The Diamond' Poirier. It is the one-year anniversary of his last fight against 'Cowboy' Cerrone at the time of this article being posted, a fight featured on UFC 246 which is the second-highest UFC gate ever. This fight between Conor and Dustin can be expected to beat those numbers and potentially be the highest-selling UFC PPV ever.
UFC #4 Lightweight Conor McGregor will face off with #2 Lightweight contender Dustin Poirier on January 23rd of this year. The two fought in 2014 where Conor picked up the TKO victory in one minute and forty-six seconds. That was six years ago though, and Dustin Poirier has improved drastically. Since then Dustin has gone 10-2 including becoming the interim lightweight champ while Conor was busy throwing dolleys at busses. The Diamond has promised this time will be different.
The fighting styles of these two men are what makes this fight intriguing to true MMA fans . Conor is quite possibly the most precise striker the UFC has ever seen, and while Dustin Poirier is an amazing boxer as well, his wrestling prowess has the ability to stifle Conor's game plan.
Conor has gone on twitter and promised a "60-second knockout" of Dustin Poirier. Conor has a history of calling his fights too, like when he knocked out Jose Aldo in fourteen seconds and when he avenged his first ever professional defeat to Nate Diaz in 2016 saying, "I will outclass Nate Diaz because I am hungrier and I am better. We will see if Conor's ability to predict fights will once again be illustrated in spectacular fashion.
Stay tuned for Part 2 of 'Conor's Return' articles where we dive into Dustin Poirier's reasons to be ambitious of silencing Conor's comeback attempts before they even start. Part 3 will be release January 22nd, the day before the astronomical battle between these men. Check out MMA Complete Podcast every Thursday night for more insight and live stream MMA Complete UFC 257 Live Reactions on January 23rd starting at 8 p.m.