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Exclusive: Gilbert Burns breaks down Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier fight

Dustin Poirier lost to Conor McGregor in their only meeting
Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor have met once in the UFC

Dustin Poirier vs Conor McGregor is a huge fight at UFC 257 and Gilbert Burns shared his prediction for the same

The Schmozone had Gilbert Burns as its latest guest and the Brazilian opened up on a lot of topics.

Burns is to face Kamaru Usman for the Welterweight title at UFC 258 and the Brazilian has been excellent since his move up to the division.

Gilbert Burns shared his thoughts on Jon Jones and Khabib Nurmagomedov being the GOAT
Gilbert Burns of Brazil reacts after defeating Mike Davis during their lightweight bout at UFC Fight Night. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

While this is a huge fight with Burns claiming he was going to win, there is another one to start off UFC 257.

Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier is a huge rematch from a few years back. It was McGregor who came out on top in the previous outing and Burns predicted that the Irishman would get the win again:

“That’s a tough one. I hope Dustin but I think Conor. Conor is very good, both improved a lot from the last fight but I just think Conor will get it, you know.”

McGregor has it all

While Poirier is coming off a huge win over Dan Hooker, McGregor hasn’t fought in almost a year.

The Irishman defeated Donald Cerrone in exceptional fashion on his UFC return and Burns claimed that the Notorious One has all the tools to get the better of Poirier.

Conor McGregor has defeated Dustin Poirier in the past
Referee John McCarthy (L) makes sure Conor McGregor goes back to his corner at the end of a round of his welterweight rematch against Nate Diaz at the UFC 202 event at T-Mobile Arena on August 20, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. McGregor won by majority decision. (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images)

Burns brought up how the fight could go for the pair and it was McGregor who was going to get the win:

“I think Dustin love the stand-up fight, you are not going to be looking for a takedown, for any grappling exchange, if he goes, he’s going to get it but I think the fight will be more on the feet and I think Conor has the power, the speed, a lot of weapons.

“Spinning kicks and a lot of things he can do. I hope Dustin wins but I think Conor will win.”

The winner of this fight could also have a crack at the Lightweight title. Khabib Nurmagomedov’s coach claimed that Poirier should be in contention for the title.

Khabib hasn’t been stripped of the crown and it will be interesting to see what happens next. Dana White is trying hard to get Khabib back from retirement but there are a lot of big names keen on picking up that Lightweight gold.

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Written by Saiyed Adeem Karim

Ditching a corporate job to follow a dream isn't easy, but when football comes calling, who can say no? Been following the beautiful game since 1998. Liverpool addict, F1 fanatic!

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