Professional MMA fighters, like spectators around the world, are eagerly awaiting the main fight of UFC 257. In the traditional heading of predictions for the resource BJ Penn, the fighters left their predictions for the winner of the Conor McGregor – Dustin Poirier fight.
Stephen Thompson: Everyone doubts McGregor because he hasn’t fought for a long time, but he has been practicing martial arts all his life. He trains constantly and I believe he will win again. He is so good and I think he will reaffirm his status.
Geoff Neal: I’ll bet Dustin Poirier to win. He’s more mature and won’t let words affect him, he won’t let Conor get into his head.
Brandon Moreno: I vote for Poirier. He was more active, plays much better in the lightweight division and will pull McGregor in the later rounds.
Rob Font: This time I’ll bet Dustin Poirier to win. If he can make it to the later rounds, he will beat him.
Marlon Vera: I think McGregor will win again, but by decision. Poirier performs longer in the lightweight division, so I think he will go all the way. McGregor will bet on the early rounds and win by decision.
A.J. McKee: It should be a good fight, but I think McGregor will win by knockout again.
Alex Morono: I think Dustin Poirier will prove to everyone that they are wrong. His chin is much better at lightweight, and his boxing is so crisp that he can outbid Conor.
Louis Smolka: I think McGregor will win again and probably with an early knockout, perhaps in the first or second round.
Christos Giagos: McGregor will probably win by knockout in the first round or the second.
Tyson Nam: I’ll bet on McGregor to win. His left hand is special and I think he has the speed advantage and speed always kills. McGregor will win by knockout.
Chosen victory for Conor McGregor: Stephen Thompson, Marlon Vera, A.J. McKee, Louis Smolka, Christos Giagos, Tyson Nam
Dustin Poirier to win: Geoff Neal, Brandon Moreno, Rob Font, Alex Morono