DUSTIN POIRIER shall be put away by Conor McGregor as a result of he “will get rocked in each battle”.
That is the opinion of McGregor‘s longtime hanging coach, SBG Charlestown chief Owen Roddy.
Conor McGregor will rematch Dustin Poirier at UFC 257 in Abu DhabiCredit score: Sportsfile
Conor McGregor’s hanging coach Owen Roddy does not see Dustin Poirier getting the job carried out in Abu DhabiCredit score: Instagram @coachowenroddy
Poirier, 31, will look to avenge his 2014 knockout defeat to The Infamous on January 23 within the main event of UFC 257 in Abu Dhabi.
The American has gone from strength-to-strength since being sparked by McGregor, profitable ten of his final 13 fights and claiming the interim UFC light-weight title.
Roddy has seen enhancements in Poirier since his first assembly with the UFC’s first simultaneous two-weight world champion, however not sufficient to persuade him The Diamond can have his revenge on Combat Island.
The previous Cage Contender bantamweight champion informed The Mac Life: “He’s technically good.
“He’s [got] good fingers, he’s powerful, he’s sturdy and he units a tempo. I feel it’s a mix of these issues that’s allowed him to have that success. However he all the time will get rocked in each battle.
“Folks don’t punch like Conor. His opponents don’t punch like Conor. All Conor wants is a cut up second.
“A half an inch to see the shot, and as soon as he bangs the shot, you’re going to be out. You’re going to be on wobbly legs, and when you’re on wobbly legs, it will likely be the following one which finishes you.”
He added: “Poirier will get hit an terrible lot, so I imagine it’s only a matter of time.
“When Conor hits him, how lengthy can he final after that. Whether or not he goes to sleep straight or he toughs it out just a little bit, however Conor has 25 minutes in there to land on the chin. For me, there’s critical odds.”
Roddy does not know when the stoppage will come however is assured the second instalment of Poirier versus Mcgregor will finish the identical means as the primary.
He stated: “I all the time say this, it’s going to take Conor possibly a minute or so, two minutes and Conor might see the shot in 10 seconds, you by no means know.
“Nevertheless it would possibly take Conor a few minutes to discover a shot and land a shot.
“As soon as he lands the shot, Poirier’s both asleep or he’s out on his ft after which it’s solely a matter of time earlier than the second lands.
“Whether or not it takes a few minutes or a spherical or two, Conor will discover the pictures.
“Conor has one of the best skill on the earth to get the learn of his opponents. You would deliver someone in that Conor has by no means seen earlier than, by no means watched and also you simply watch Conor.
“He throws his pictures on the market, he feels it out, he data the reactions after which he finds the killer blow after which he lands. 99-percent of individuals don’t recuperate after that first shot so I see it going the very same means.”