Poirier: I still think I can beat McGregor!

UFCHIGHLIGHTED 05.11.2014 15:13h Author:

Dustin Poirier

Last September Dustin Poirier lost to Conor McGregor at UFC 178 which ended his three victories winning streak.

The match was stopped already in the first round, but despite the defeat Porier is convinced he would beat McGregor in their next match.

„I never thought he was going to be an easy fight, or thought that he wasn't good. I knew that he was a good fighter and he's here for a reason, but I still think I can beat him. That night just wasn't my night, and I didn't get a chance to fight him. I got hurt early and he put me away quick, and it sucks because I really trained and was prepared to fight and beat him, and I still think I can. Of course I've moved past it. But at the same time, he's still in this weight class with me and we're both still young, and we're probably going to fight again one day“, said Poirier in the latest edition of The MMA Hour.

Although the defeat hurt him, an encounter after the match made him look at the future positively.

"On my way back to the airport after the fight, I met this lady who was like 72 years old, man. She was in Las Vegas and she was on her way home, and she was telling me she just came to Las Vegas to celebrate life. She beat cancer. And that was kind of touching. I was like, wow, I need to do that more, man. I need to celebrate life because I'm in a good spot, I work hard, and I am happy with who I am and happy with what I do for a living, and sometimes I just focus and overwhelm myself so much with the fights and getting better, that I just need to slow it down and enjoy life and enjoy training. And you know, that's what I'm doing right now. I'm working on the small things in my game and tightening up and just having fun again."