It isn’t lengthy till Bruce Buffer will probably be yelling “It is time!” earlier than one of many most-anticipated fights of the 12 months.
Conor McGregor faces Dustin Poirier for the third time within the early hours of Sunday morning in the primary occasion of a star-studded UFC 264 card at Las Vegas’ T-Cellular Area.
The Irishman is looking for redemption after Poirier inflicted the primary knockout defeat of his profession within the second spherical of the UFC 257 predominant occasion almost six months in the past.
McGregor gained his first assembly with the American by way of first-round TKO again in 2014, so their rivalry is finely-poised forward of this weekend’s contest.
That’s mirrored within the predictions made by fellow fighters and celeb followers, with little or no to separate the pair.
With out additional ado, listed here are the predictions of Sylvester Stallone, Michael Bisping, Chris Pratt and lots of others.
Talking from the UFC Efficiency Institute in Las Vegas, the WBC heavyweight champion stated: “My prediction for the McGregor-Poirier struggle is I feel McGregor will win this tie.
“I feel he is been coaching laborious and has received all of it to show. It is going to be an amazing occasion and one to look at.”
“I imply, you’ve got two guys who’re psychologically a bit of hesitant, however Poirier has a big-time benefit,” stated the cinema icon.
Britain’s first and solely UFC champion instructed Helen Yee Sports activities: “Who is aware of? They each knocked one another out, they each have super abilities.
“You already know, I feel due to the momentum, due to the current knockout, possibly a lean in direction of Dustin. However you possibly can by no means underestimate Conor McGregor, as we all know.”
Bisping added: “I respect what Conor’s doing. You gotta respect Dustin as effectively. It’s gonna be an amazing struggle and it may go both method.”
The welterweight and middleweight UFC champion instructed Tristar Health club YouTube channel: “I feel McGregor is excellent in rematches and I feel he will have the victory.
“I feel he is most likely going to win within the second spherical by knockout.”
The bantamweight prospect, who’s preventing on the UFC 264 predominant card, instructed his YouTube channel: Who do I received that is the query?
“I received Conor, man I wanna see Conor win trigger I wanna see one other enormous struggle. I like huge loopy occasions… Conor vs Dustin 3 is a big occasion.”
Hollywood A-lister instructed the UFC: “I am excited for this struggle, it is gonna be an excellent one. I predict it is Poirier’s night time, I feel he is received Conor’s quantity.
“I feel he is hungrier, and I feel he will be the larger man that night time. Trying ahead to it, respect to each fighters.
“Thanks for all you have each have achieved for the game, and to all the opposite fighters within the night time, God bless ya, keep protected, and hold entertaining us followers at residence. We adore it, we love you, thanks Dana [White, UFC president].”
‘Wonderboy’ is preventing Gilbert Burns within the co-main occasion and instructed James Lynch’s YouTube channel: “He is received to come back again out the identical outdated Conor McGregor we’re used to seeing, with the identical motion; not the boxing, staying in entrance of you, making an attempt to bang it out kind of Conor McGregor.
“He is received to deliver that karate type again if he will go on the market and end him. He is a sensible man. And, you recognize, he is hungry; hates to lose. So, man, that is a tricky one. You already know what, 500 bucks, I am going for Conor.”
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