Nurmagomedov: Poirier would have to hold out several rounds to defeat McGregor

Russian UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov spoke about the return match between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier.

On the official UFC YouTube channel, the Russian athlete noted that Poirier would have to hold out several rounds to win.

“In the beginning, Conor will be more active. But in the third or fourth round, I think Dustin will be able to defeat this guy,” Nurmagomedov shared his opinion.

The fight between American Dustin Poirier and Irishman Conor McGregor will occur on January 24 as part of the UFC 257 tournament. The fighters had already fought in September 2014, when the Irishman won by technical knockout.

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