Anthony Smith thinks Conor McGregor could be smart to keep away from a fourth combat with Dustin Poirier.
McGregor is 1-2 to Poirier of their trilogy sequence, with each fighters agreeing to a fourth combat after they acquired into an entertaining back-and-forth on social media earlier this week.
Smith admits he would watch the combat only for the pre-fight buildup however thinks McGregor would lose once more primarily based on his final two outings at UFC 254 and UFC 264 the place he misplaced to Poirier each occasions through stoppage, breaking his leg within the trilogy.
“I don’t wish to pull again the curtain too far right here Mike. However, everyone knows the value tag that most likely comes with a Conor McGregor combat. So you may say all you need, ‘Oh, I don’t need it.’ I like Dustin Poirier. I like every thing he stands for, Dustin’s stuffed with sh*t. He’s going to take that paycheck any likelihood he will get, and I’m right here to look at it. I’ll purchase it, and I’ll put cash in his pocket. I’m right here for it, only for the buildup,” Smith informed co-host Michael Bisping throughout a latest episode of Imagine You Me (h/t Low Kick MMA).
Poirier was just lately hospitalized for a staph an infection which he posted photographs of on social media. The previous two-time UFC light-weight title challenger was prescribed antibiotics, which he claims are working. Poirier is predicted to be launched from hospital later at this time.
McGregor, in the meantime, remains to be recovering from the harm TKO loss he suffered to Poirier final July. He’s anticipated to return to the UFC subsequent yr, presumably at welterweight.