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Cabana: Conor McGregor wants Dustin Poirier to rematch before the summer – MMA Sports

Conor McGregor is already “harassing everyone” about the rematch, just two days after losing to Dustin Poirier in a knockout at UFC 257, according to John Kavanagh.

McGregor won the first round with the judge’s scorecard, but was stopped second after Poirier hit the cage with a punch and dropped him.

Cabana, who has coached McGregor since the latter was a teenager, said the “notorious” wanted to return to the cage as soon as possible and would like to face Poirier in a trilogy match before the summer.

“We’re already harassing everyone to win the rematch, so we want to rematch,” Cabana told ESPN after the fight (h / t MMA Junky Danny Segura). “I don’t think Dustin is against it. It would be great if we could rematch before the summer.”

Cabana admitted that McGregor wanted to return to the UFC rather than “lose boxing for six months.”

“If not, I don’t really know. Maybe he (McGregor) went into boxing,” said SBG Ireland’s head coach. “So if the MMA community can help me here, stand behind me, beg the UFC, and give him another fight sooner rather than later, I’ll lose him in boxing for six months. there is no.

With both men drawn 1-1, Cabana wants to get a free lightweight title in the trilogy match.

“It’s a big drive,” Cabana said McGregor wanted to get the lightweight belt back. “It’s 1-1. They’re just above the rankings and are very popular fighters.

“I think the two are a beautiful match. Stylistically, it’s beautiful to see. I want to see a lot of rounds between them. Dustin is clearly confident in his highs and experience. And he’s gaining weight. He took some of those shots. I’m sure his confidence is very high so far. Fix that technique with his legs and a few others Must be, but probably Dustin vs. Connor 3 on the belt in May, that would be great. “

McGregor suffered the first knockout loss of his career at UFC 257, scoring 2-2 in the last four games. The former two-weight world champion is currently fourth in the UFC lightweight ranking and 13th in the UFC Men’s Pound for Pound ranking.

– MMA Sports

Cabana: Conor McGregor wants Dustin Poirier to rematch before the summer

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