Dustin Poirier has beaten Conor McGregor twice and Michael Chandler in his last four fights and he seems to be fairly confident about who he thinks will win when the two compete later this year after their coaching stint on The Ultimate Fighter.
“I think that if Conor comes back anything like he was with his timing and rhythm, with the injury that he had and this long of a layoff, and we’re not getting any younger either — if he comes back similar to who he was before he left, I think he stops Michael Chandler,” Poirier said on The MMA Hour.
“If Conor is who he was before the injury and stuff, I think two rounds — I think the fight’s over in two rounds.”
McGregor suffered a broken leg the last time he fought Poirier, which has kept him out of action for the past two years, but even with that long layoff Poirier still feels ‘The Notorious’ could rekindle some of the form of old that made him a double-champion.
“If anybody can [dial back the clock], I think it would be him,” Poirier said. “If he’s 100 percent dedicated and focused, and put the blinders on and really go at this with all of himself, I think he can. But we’ll see, man. That’s what makes it so interesting.”