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Conor McGregor Makes Bold Prediction For Dustin Poirier Rematch

Conor McGregor put Dustin Poirier away in less than two minutes in their first bout, and he's predicing the rematch will be even quicker.

The consensus seems to be that Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor’s second bout will last longer than the first. But, as UFC 257 nears, the ‘Notorious’ star has made a pretty, pretty bold prediction in defiance of that.

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McGregor says rematch will last less than 60 seconds

The stars are booked to fight in the headliner of the January 23rd card. In their first meeting, back in 2014, McGregor finished Poirier at the 1:46 mark of round one.

Since Poirier has gone on to establish himself as one of the best lightweights of this generation since then, it seems like most people are expecting a longer fight. But, in a promo for the upcoming bout, McGregor was quoted saying this (quote via MMA Junkie).

“I like Dustin. I think he’s a good fighter,” McGregor said. “He’s even a great fighter. But great is still levels below me.

I’ll knock Dustin out inside 60 seconds.”

We shall see if McGregor makes good on this bold prediction. Since the two fought, Poirier has only lost twice.

In 2016 he was KO’d by Michael Johnson at 1:35 of the opening round and then last September, Poirier was submitted by the champ Khabib Nurmagomedov in round three.

UFC 257 line-up

Here is the complete line-up for UFC 257, which will take place in Abu Dhabi (line-up via MMA Junkie).

Dustin Poirier vs. Conor McGregor
Michael Chandler vs. Dan Hooker
Joanne Calderwood vs. Jessica Eye
Marcin Prachnio vs. Khalil Rountree
Amanda Ribas vs. Marina Rodriguez
Sara McMann vs. Julianna Pena
Ottman Azaitar vs. Matt Frevola
Antonio Carlos Junior vs. Brad Tavares
Ottman Azaitar vs. Matt Frevola
Sergey Morozov vs. Umar Nurmagomedov
Shane Burgos vs. Hakeem Dawodu
Nasrat Haqparast vs. Arman Tsarukyan
Makhmud Muradov vs. Andrew Sanchez

*card subject to change

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