Conor McGregor suggests he is not pondering about a rematch with Nate Diaz and is centered completely on his remarkably-predicted trilogy combat with Dustin Poirier.
The Notorious has been tipped to be the following opponent for old rival Diaz by Daniel Cormier soon after the Stockton fighter dropped to Leon Edwards previously this month at UFC 263 in Arizona.
Cormier, 42, feels McGregor must combat Diaz for a third time if he loses to Poirier all over again in the principal event of UFC 264 in Las Vegas.
In spite of the discuss, having said that, the previous UFC lightweight champion’s concentration is firmly fixed on his following opponent.
“All the marbles are on the line,” McGregor stated to Fox Athletics.
“I’m here coaching incredibly, quite tough. I am about to go for my 2nd session of the working day. I am in excellent issue already.
“I conquer him [Poirier] in the first bout [in 2014]. I lost in the rematch. And then we’ve got the trilogy, I have received a number of little changes to make.
“I feel incredibly, really self-confident. I’m extremely concentrated and pushed.
“And I am going to go in there and place on one particular hell of a efficiency and get it again on July 10th.”
McGregor (22-5) comes into the bout with just one earn in his very last a few fights beneath head coach John Kavanagh.
Some have predicted McGregor is a invested force right after his defeat to Poirier prompted him to drop out of the formal pound-for-pound rankings.
However, it looks McGregor is however full of self-self-assurance, as he sent an ominous message to Poirier in a write-up on social media.
He wrote: “July 10th I will do this absolutely flawlessly. We have these clowns sussed and absolutely!
“They wanna enjoy a video game of techniques? No issue, see you in there.
“You’ve got awoken a beast. A beast with the backing of a considerably bigger electrical power! Say your prayers.
McGregor’s training husband or wife Artem Lobov has also warned Poirier that he will facial area a various beast in their rematch on July 10 at the T-Cellular Arena in Nevada.
Speaking to Lethwei star Dave Leduc, Lobov believes the advancements McGregor has made will demonstrate invaluable on the evening.
“Conor [McGregor] is a incredibly, extremely intelligent fighter. I just really feel the last combat he probably took it a little little bit frivolously and imagined, ‘I’ll just show up and do what I do and damage him.’
“Not only that, he was previously mentally and bodily finding ready for a boxing combat so he wasn’t wondering leg kicks – no MMA. He just thought it was heading to be the same way as the initially battle.
“We have to give credit to Dustin. He’s performed his research. He’s improved a large amount considering that the initial struggle and he did a great task.
“But I imagine now when Conor is switched on, he knows what is up. His whole focus is on this struggle.
“He’s researched him, he seemed at what the concerns were in the next combat and actually when Conor demonstrates up like that? There is no stopping him.
“So I see him stopping Dustin early, initially, probably next round. I want to say very first. My prediction is initially round but it could go into the second.”
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