Former UFC champion in two divisions Henry Cejudo believes that Conor McGregor will lose in the trilogy with Dustin Poirier, as well as in the rematch that took place in January this year.
Unlike himself, ‘Triple C’ doesn’t see McGregor back on his ‘groove’ and expects nothing but a replay at what happened in his second fight against Poirier.
“It’s not going to go good for Conor in my eyes.” Cejudo said to Mike Swick.”I think it’s going to go the same way. Poirier is going to stop him again… because he lost his groove. His icebox got wet, like that Chris Brown song. That was a part of the swagger, when you lose that, you can come back to it, but it’s not the same for the other person.”
Poirier shut down ‘Mystic Mac’s’ prediction that he would KO him in 60 seconds. Instead, Poirier would pour it on himself, being the first man to knock out McGregor, finishing the sequel in 2 rounds.
The aura of invincibility on the feet had vanished for the Irishman. Poirier is as confident as ever going into the trilogy after putting his rival on ‘airplane mode’.
“It may be the same to you, but it’s not going to be the same for the opponent. I think they’ll fight the 3rd round, but Poirier is going to stop him again. I don’t know how. It might be the kicks again or might be hands.”
Cejudo has officially joined the ‘Diamond’ club, accompanying other fighters like Kamaru Usman, Colby Covington and Robert Whittaker in picking Poirier over McGregor.
The result will be revealed in the main event of UFC 264 this Saturday.