Conor McGregor will be 'more than prepared' to 'get the job done' in crunch Dustin Poirier trilogy, says UFC ace's coach

CONOR MCGREGOR will be 'more than prepared' to get the better of Dustin Poirier in their eagerly-anticipated trilogy fight.

A rubber match between the former featherweight rivals is in the works for the summer following Poirier's spectacular second-round TKO victory over The Notorious at UFC 257 in January.


McGregor has been hard at work in the gym rectifying the mistakes he made in his ill-fated return to the lightweight division, which has given renewed confidence to his striking coach Owen Roddy.

During an appearance on The Straight Talking Podcast, the SBG Charlestown head coach said: "You can't get it right all the time, unfortunately.

"We're only human. And you have to give the opposition some credit as well.

"And that's the game. We go in with a strategy, they go in with a strategy.

"And unfortunately, this time we came up a little bit short.

"There's no better man to come back with a rematch and get the job done."

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McGregor, 32, had his lead leg brutalised by debilitating calf kicks in his long-awaited comeback fight.

And Team McGregor have been devising a plan to nullify them and get the better of the new-and-improved Poirier.

Coach Roddy added: "I haven't been watching Poirier since [fight].

"Well, I've been watching him for a long time prior to the fight and now I'm watching him even more now and coming up with strategies in order to beat what they have.

"I'll be more than prepared for the next one, Conor will be more than prepared and so will the rest of the team."

McGregor's head coach, SBG Ireland's John Kavanagh, reckons the former two-division champion already has a better handle on how to deal with calf kicks.

He told BT Sport: "We’ve gotta figure out these fricking calf kicks, how to use them and defend them.


"We’re pretty confident we have that sorted out now.

"I think he looked excellent everywhere else so give us a rematch and we have the rematch, I feel.”

McGregor's series decider with Poirier is expected to take place in the summer, with July or August the likely months for the blockbuster bout.

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