UFC star Conor McGregor has delivered a terrifying prediction ahead of his return to the octagon before president Dana White confirmed the Irishman’s hype.
‘Mystic Mac’ will return to the octagon against Dustin Poirier for UFC 257 main event, which will take place in Abu Dhabi.
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The Irishman will be looking to repeat his victory over his rival, which took place at UFC 178 back in 2014.
But this time, McGregor has predicted he will complete the job in a faster manner.
“I like Dustin. I think he’s a good fighter. He’s even a great fighter,” McGregor said.
“But great is still levels below me. I’ll knock Dustin out inside 60 seconds.”
McGregor’s trainers and the man himself have been hyping up his return and his mindset ahead of the 2021 schedule.
White says the ‘real’ McGregor is back
And UFC president White believes the ‘real’ McGregor has returned and he is taking the fight seriously.
“There’s nothing more exciting or more fun than a motivated Conor McGregor when his head is in the right place,” White said to ESPN.
“You can tell when he is, and you can tell when he isn’t. Right now, you can tell he’s in,” he told ESPN.
“If something happened to Dustin Poirier, he is the Conor McGregor right now that doesn't give a s**t who we put in that fight. He's going to be, 'Who's ready? Who you got? I'm going to the gym, tell me who's showing up on Saturday.' He's that guy right now. That Conor McGregor is back.”
White also confirmed he had cleared the air with McGregor after a spat between the pair last year over the Irishman’s next opponent.
The UFC president said he was ‘really upset’ with McGregor after their public feud, which Diego Sanchez was dragged into, but has since ‘fixed’ the tension.
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