UFC commentator Joe Rogan has said on his podcast Joe Rogan experience that he won’t be counting out former two-division champion Conor McGregor in his trilogy fight against Dustin Poirier.
Joe Rogan said that the inactivity in between the fights was one of the reasons behind Conor McGregor’s loss at UFC 257 and he also said that challenger Dustin Poirier had made huge improvements since their first fight which took place seven years ago.
“I don’t think it’s necessarily a rich thing,” Joe told guests Kevin Holland and Travis Lutter. “I don’t know if that affects him that much. I do think it’s inactivity and I do think Dustin has gotten a lot better. At 145, Dustin was depleted and diminished. At 155, he’s f*cking huge. He doesn’t even look like a 155er. He looks like a 170. His back is f*cking gigantic. … Dustin is f*cking good, man. He is f*cking good.”
Joe Rogan also said that Dustin Poirier’s calf kicks did most of the trick as the Irishmen didn’t have an answer for them.
“When that leg is available for that low calf kick, that changes everything,” Rogan said. “It changes your whole approach. Conor is also a guy who has never been known to switch back and forth. He doesn’t like to have his left leg forward. Once his leg is getting chewed up, it’s not that he has that option that he can fight just as good from orthodox.”
Joe Rogan won’t count out Conor McGregor
While Joe Rogan thinks that Dustin Poirier will have the edge heading into this rematch, he said that Conor McGregor shouldn’t be counted out.
“I would never say ‘hands down,’ (Poirier will win again),” Rogan said. “You never know, because Conor did have moments in that fight. He had moments in the first round. Dustin said there was a moment in the first round where he got his bell rung and he was in trouble. Imagine if Conor connects again. That’s how fights are. Weird things happen.”
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