Khabib vs Poirier at UFC 242 is a huge match in itself, but it can have even bigger consequences! Conor McGregor, who we last saw at UFC 229 – has been waiting to make his comeback and for this UFC 242 main event to take place. Regardless of a win or a loss for Khabib, McGregor is sure to challenge him later on! However, he might go for the gold and challenge Poirier if he wins.
Let us take a closer look at the rivalry between Khabib, McGregor and Poirier.
3 years ago Dustin Poirier was KO'd By Michael Johnson.
Dustin is fighting for the belt vs. Khabib.
Michael Johnson is unranked.
MMA is a mad game.
— Dovy🔌 (@DovySimuMMA) August 28, 2019
UFC 242: Who Wins Khabib vs Poirier
It is interesting to see who the winner of the match will be. There are no right predictions here as both men are equally talented. Khabib Nurmagomedov has been unstoppable and has conquered 27 people in a row. His undefeated streak of 27-0 stands out as the longest streak in UFC history. However, Poirier too, is coming off a hot four-match war against the likes of Holloway, Pettis, Gaethje and Alvarez!
While Khabib isn’t really the ‘underdog’ here, many expect that he will get a good fight from Dustin Poirier! Khabib vs Poirier is all set to be the best UFC match of 2019.
Khabib Nurmagomedov said “only Tony Ferguson” would deserve the title shot next if he beats Dustin Poirier next week at UFC 242.
— Marc Raimondi (@marcraimondi) August 30, 2019
Will McGregor Challenge the UFC 242 Winner?
If Khabib loses, however, it would be interesting to see if McGregor vs Poirier becomes the next match instead. Khabib is also looking at Tony Ferguson as his next opponent. An incredibly tense dynamic has formed in the lightweight division and it will be interesting to see how these feuds are set up! Stay tuned with us for more updates.