With all eyes tuned onto UFC’s fight of the decade, different fighters have varying stances on the caliber of the two greatest powerhouses of MMA realm; Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor. The duo is all set to face off each other in a fight that has already got the media wild with euphoria.

As part of UFC 229’S main event, Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Conor McGregor will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 6. The undefeated Dagestani Eagle would be defending his accolade against former lightweight and featherweight champion, Conor McGregor. Owning to his “notorious” nature and his inactivity, McGregor had to relinquish his both belts. Though his last appearance in the octagon was nearly two years ago (November 12, 2016), the Irishman is eager to win back the laurels that he lost.

With the fight nearing, there is a lot of commotion going on in the world of MMA. There are contrasting views about the potential of the two indomitable beasts. With fans, fighters and media opining about the possible outcome of the fight, Dustin Poirier firmly believes in Khabib’s destructive power to trample upon McGregor’s title dreams. Though there has been no official statement by UFC, it is highly probable that the winner of this fight might face Poirier next.

With a high probability of the winner of Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Conor McGregor fight taking on Poirier next, the Diamond has a keen interest in the upcoming brawl.

Who would reign the lightweight cage according to Dustin Poirier? The Diamond views Khabib the rightful candidate for the honor.

While voicing his views about the upcoming fight, this is what the 29-year-old American fighter had to say,

“I’m kinda leaning toward Khabib. I just don’t know if he’s going to stop Conor or whatnot, but I’m thinking he’s going to get the victory.”

Though the American artist views the undefeated Nurmagomedov as the potential winner, this isn’t his safest bet. He is aware of McGregor’s potential to conveniently alter his game in his favour, a trait that he has witnessed firsthand.

“I mean, [McGregor] has a huge chance. He’s got great timing, [he’s a] great judge of distance. We’ll just see if the takedown defense holds up and the cardio holds up. That’s all he has to do. The openings will be there, but he just has to stand the test of the wrestling and the conditioning, the physical part that Khabib’s going to put on early in the fight.”

According to Poirier, McGregor’s caliber is too big to be affected by a ring rust. The Irishman has not made an appearance inside the cage since his last encounter in November 2016 against Eddie Alvarez, where he bagged the featherweight title.

Poirier went on to add,

“It’s all a mindset, really. Once you get your rhythm down, your timing, everything else falls into place.”

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