Conor McGregor still has unfinished business with Dustin Poirier. The two fights are likely to cross paths yet again sometime this year, marking their eventual third encounter with each other.
This time around, it seems McGregor has a better game plan to topple his foe. At least, that is what McGregor’s coach John Kavanagh believes.
While speaking to BT Sport, McGregor’s longtime coach stated that he is already in the gym, making the necessary improvements need for him to defeat Dustin Poirier in their rubber match.
“We’ve already started. (Poirier) had this plan, that he had the check hook and the calf kick, and he was just going to keep doing it and hope it would work and it did.”
Kavanagh said that McGregor training to properly take calf kicks will prove beneficial in the match. He also noted that McGregor won’t be obsessed with boxing mentality going in the match.
“We have to fix that technical detail, so it’s not like having to fix everything. It’s fixing a small enough area, getting him back into the whole game, you know, not going in with a whole boxing mentality, but going in with an MMA mentality.”
McGregor and Poirier each have one win over the other so far. We will have to see which of the two competitors will win the third final match.