UFC Welterweight contender Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson has a piece of advice to his fellow competitor, Conor Mcgregor who will be fighting Dustin Poirier at UFC 264.
Stephen Thompson known as the nicest fighter to ever compete in the sport f mix martial arts has shown another example of why he the NMF. Wonderboy is preparing for his upcoming g fight at UFC 264. He will be taking on fellow welterweight contender Gilbert Burns and the winner of this fight will be among the next guys in line for the welterweight title shot. At this moment the next guy in line to face the champion Kamaru Usman is his arch-rival, Colby Covington.
At UFC 264, one of the biggest fights in the history of the sport is going to take place. Conor Mcgregor fights his trilogy against Dustin Poirier. Their first fight took place in 2014 where Conor got the KO in round 1, while in their second fight at UFC 257 in January 2021 Poirier knocked out Conor in 2nd round of the fight which leveled the series 1-1
Stephen Thompson’s Advice to Conor Mcgregor
Stephen Thompson has a game plan for Conor Mcgregor for his fight against Dustin Poirier at UFC 264.
“He’s got to get back into getting on his bike, using that in and out movement, switching sides, playing that game”
— Submission Radio (@SubmissionRadio) June 22, 2021
“I think the person that has to do more changing of the fighters is definitely Conor. I mean, Dustin Poirier has been fighting pretty much the same way for the longest time,” Thompson said to Submission Radio about McGregor-Poirier 3. He’s got great boxing, you know, good timing, tough as nails, he likes to sit in the pocket, and he’s intelligent. I think he (McGregor) kind of lost something in his last fight. I think it was all the boxing that he was doing. He doesn’t have that movement anymore that you normally saw. Like when he fought Jose Aldo, it was the movement that won him that fight. And he was kind of standing there in front of Dustin Poirier, and he took a lot of low calf kicks, and that’s what settled it, sealed the deal. So, he’s got to get back into moving like a karate guy.
“He’s got to get back into getting on his bike, using that in-and-out movement, switching sides, playing that game if he’s going to go out there and beat him again. Because he can draw out Dustin Poirier’s strikes with his movement,” Thompson continued about McGregor-Poirier 3. “And him being such a good counter puncher, (he) can counter off of that. So out of the two, Conor’s got to get back to that. So, don’t know how hard that is and how long he’s been doing the boxing stuff, but he’s got to get out of that and get back to his movement. If he can do that, Conor can win.”
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