Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier’s UFC 257 match shots have been revealed. Recently, on his page, both Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier, two main characters of the UFC 257 event opening in 2021 have revealed their first training photos.
On the side of Conor, the Irish puncher tried to cut the weight down to 155lbs (70kg) – the weight class will face Dustin Poirier. In the photo taken at the gym, Conor showed a much slimmer body compared to a few months earlier.
Besides, “The Notorious” also posted a short rehearsal clip at the home practice room with a new condition, the ability to move lightly and flexibly, which the audience can see in the fourth-ranked puncher.
Similarly, Dustin Poirier also appeared in two training videos of the coaches. In particular, the most noteworthy is the targeting exercise with Thiago Alves – a former UFC semi-medium boxer who is now playing a coaching role at the American Top Team where Poirier trains.
A familiar clip between Dustin Poirier and fitness coach Phil Daru was also posted. The physical exercises are something Poirier needs to invest in when he is rated as having less explosive power than Conor McGregor.
The match between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier is expected to take place at UFC 257 on January 23. UFC President Dana White said he wanted to bring the game back to Fight Islan – Duel Island with the spectators who could watch live, the first time since the COVID-19 outbreak broke out.
Dustin Poirier asked to win the title as soon as Khabib retired
The American boxer believes that his weight class should continue once Khabib is no longer interested in returning. Khabib’s announcement of his retirement created the opportunity for many UFC light boxers to aim for a title, especially his defeats.
In particular, the war at UFC 257, where Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor will face off in the first event of 2021. This is just a normal match when President Dana White resolves to return to defend the title of Khabib. However, Dustin Poirier wants the UFC to quickly give his chance to compete for the title once Khabib is sure to retire.
Despite this wish, the possibility of the match between Dustin and Conor being promoted to the title competition is very low, because, also, the top two punches Tony Ferguson and Charles Olivera are also competing for the title.