Mike Brown, head coach of Dustin Poirier, believes the upcoming trilogy against Conor McGregor could be the biggest pay-per-view of all time.
In the main event of UFC 264 on July 10, Poirier and McGregor are set to play their trilogy in a highly anticipated duel. After Poirier won a second round TKO over the Irishman at UFC 257, both fighters called for a trilogy given they are 1-1 against each other. Mike Brown thinks this adds to the plot and buzz of the fight.
“Yeah, this is the right choice,” Mike Brown told MMA Junkie about Poirier-McGregor 3. “Conor is the biggest draw in this sport, and I think this well sell more pay-per-views than any other fight. This potentially will be the biggest pay-per-view of all time. It really has that capability, and it probably will. I believe that, and the title fight will always be there after.
“He’s still getting better all the time, and another guy who has paid his dues more than anyone,” Brown continued about Poirier. “These are the guys that took the long road, the guys that deserve it more than anybody.”
Many believe that as McGregor steps into the trilogy, he needs to make big changes in order to win. It starts by checking the kicks, but Brown says the kicks weren’t the reason Poirier got knocked out. They think Poirier is just a more versatile fighter and he will raise his hand again.
“I think Conor believes that the calf kicks is what really was the major problem. But, it wasn’t the calf kicks that knocked him out,” Mike Brown said about Poirier’s preparations. “So I like where we’re sitting in this fight, and I’m very confident going into it. The fight game is very complex. This is one weapon of potentially thousands or more. We’re talking about one weapon there. Dustin has got a lot of them.”