Former UFC welterweight champion and UFC Hall of Fame Michael Bisping says the trilogy fight between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier is very close to ringing.
Like many, Bisping is UMA’s biggest superstar and has expressed his views ahead of the UFC 264 version titled “Diamond”. Former 155-pound champion Poirier is aiming for his second win over McGregor this year and became the first person to knock out McGregor on Fight Island in January.
Meanwhile, the Irishman has made the necessary changes ahead of his first card of July and hopes to fix the holes in his game. Given the noise of the calf blows in the second fight, McGregor is very hopeful not to be equally damaged in the first minutes of the trilogy fight.
But while many wanted a clear prediction for the expected trilogy, Michael Bisping was cautious about the approach and refused to count McGregor before PPV next Saturday.
In an interview with Helen Yi, The “Count” said it was very difficult to predict the battle. Although many speculate that McGregor did not find enough time to address the issues that led to his recent defeat.
“Listen, I respect what Conor is doing, you should respect Dustin too. It will be a huge battle and it can go any way it wants. ”
The 42-year-old insisted that if necessary, he would make his way to Pirie, winning, given how the rematch at UFC 257 ended this year.
“Who likes it? Now this was supposed to be in Dustin’s favor. The reason I say this is because they just fought and Dustin knocked him out. Of course, they were the only ones to start (win), but when Conor knocked out Dustin, it was a long time ago … of course at 145 (pounds), so for Dustin, the ability to hit is a bit improved, ”Bisping said.
But a fighter-turned-commentator warned that the UFC’s two division champions at the same time can never be counted.
“Who knows. They’ve both knocked out each other, and they both have great skills. I think because of the speed, because of the recent knockout, you’re probably inclined to Dustin, but you can never beat Conor McGregor. , we know. “
Michael Bisping also explained the courage needed for McGregor to agree to fight the man who knocked him out less than seven months ago, especially without fighting a lesser opponent in the middle.
“But I have to say, I respect Conor here. Listen, I know a lot of people criticize (his reprimands), no matter what, I can’t say anything because, my god, my antics are out of control. . But you have to respect what he’s doing here, because I personally know, going back to the octagon, fighting the man who hit you, beating you cold and leaving you on the canvas, fighting that man again right away. go, you know, it takes a lot of balls without fighting someone a little lower to strengthen your confidence to regain your confidence. So you have to respect what Conor is doing here. ”
On July 10, Pueri and McGregor will face each other for the third time in their careers. In the face of the sold-out Las Vegas crowd, their competition concludes with a blockbuster inside the hill T-Mobile Arena, which could be the most successful UFC PPV of the year.
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