Daya Davis, boxing coach of Dustin Poirier (27-6 MMA, 19-5 UFC), predicts that his fighter will win another early victory over MMA superstar Conor McGregor (22-5 MMA, 10-3 UFC) when the fighters converge in revenge at the upcoming July UFC 264 tournament.
“Dustin is active and I think it definitely plays into his hands,” Davis said in an interview with MMAJunkie. “Conor hasn’t been in the Octagon for two or three years, so that might play a role, but listen, Conor is first and foremost a fighter. And his job as a fighter is to be in the gym on a full-time basis. You should train, hone his skills, and that’s what Dustin does. Even if he doesn’t have a fight, he’s still in the gym, he still trains and does what he should. He is incredibly responsible in his job, just like a professional fighter.
The idea is to chop down the tree from the bottom, which is exactly what we did last time. This is a duel. So we are looking for any weaknesses that could be used in our favor, and the previous time it was a blow to the shin. We stuck with this strategy until we finished it with blows.
I think it will be somewhat similar to the last fight, except that it will last a little longer. I see how we do our job and knock him out in the third round. “