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“People want to see him lose” – Kevin Lee believes Conor McGregor’s stock went up despite losing to Dustin Poirier

Dustin Poirier got a huge win over Conor McGregor at UFC 257
Dustin Poirier reacts after his knockout victory over Conor McGregor of Ireland in a lightweight fight during the UFC 257 event inside Etihad Arena on UFC Fight Island on January 23, 2021 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Conor McGregor suffered a devastating loss to Dustin Poirier at UFC 257 but Kevin Lee finds the positives

Dustin Poirier beat Conor McGregor via a round 2 TKO in their UFC 257 main event last month. That was a massive result for him which shocked a lot of people.

Among them was UFC lightweight fighter, Kevin Lee. ‘The Motown Phenom’ was speaking to MMA Junkie on YouTube and revealed that while the result was shocking, it still raised the Irishman’s stocks.

Dustin Poirier beat Conor Mcgregor
(R-L) Dustin Poirier punches Conor McGregor of Ireland in a lightweight fight during the UFC 257 event inside Etihad Arena on UFC Fight Island on January 23, 2021 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Lee even highlighted that not only the fans, but he himself was stoked to see ‘The Notorious One’ lose because that means he can fight him soon.

“If anything, his [McGregor] stock kind of went up still. I know a lot of people are looking at it like ‘oh, he’s a striker and he got knocked out so he’s going to be on the down for a long time’, I think his stock kind of went up by losing, I think, people want to see him lose.

“So, they’re going to want to see him lose again. Then they get a taste of that, they’re going to want it again. For me personally, him losing was great because now I can fight him sooner.”

So is a rematch with Dustin Poirier on the cards for Conor McGregor?

Why not? Everyone seems to be up for it. To the UFC fans, it might not make sense. ‘The Diamond’ is in line for a shot at gold.

They don’t want him to blow it away by completing a trilogy of fights with McGregor. But it will undoubtedly be a money fight. And another Poirier win would give a lot of clarity to the division.

The Irishman wanted the fight ever since he got knocked out by Poirier. Dana White seems to be up for it, and even Tyron Woodley has pitched his thoughts on the fight, saying that it should be for the belt.

Conor McGregor relaxing after his UFC 257 loss. (Image Credits: @thenotoriousmma on Instagram)
Conor McGregor relaxing after his UFC 257 loss. (Image Credits: @thenotoriousmma on Instagram)

Moreover, with people like Nate Diaz and Charles Oliveira calling him out, Dustin Poirier has himself mentioned how he wants the third fight to happen.

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