Coming up this Saturday night from Yas Island in Abu Dhabi is UFC 257 carrying the main event that will grab the attention of fans everywhere. Dustin “The Diamond” Poirier (26-6 (1) MMA, 18-5 (1) UFC) brings his June 2020 unanimous decision win over Dan Hooker against Conor “The Notorious” McGregor (22-4 MMA, 10-2 UFC).
He brings a big knockout win over Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone last January into the Octagon as well. McGregor has been getting ready for a year now since his last fight. Looking more prepared than ever, he looks to add a second win to his record over the man he defeated six and a half years ago.
With McGregor returning to action after fighting last year, he feels that he has unfinished business with the entire lightweight division. As he looks to reclaim one of his thrones in the UFC, he claims that he never really lost to Khabib Nurmagomedov following the UFC 229 defeat back in October of 2018. Speaking with ESPN’s Ariel Helwani, he supremely states how he feels about his feelings towards the currently retired UFC Lightweight Champion.
Of course, McGregor is going into his element of trash-talking as he heads into an epic fight. Many feel that he’s more than itching to return to work and reclaim the strap. As for Poirier, it’s safe to say that he has earned McGregor’s respect as he comes into the rematch with a 10-2 win-loss record with a no-contest since April of 2015. He’s definitely earned more than that, including the second chance to beat McGregor, but time will tell if he can on Saturday night at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT on Pay-Per-View.