Tyson Fury offers prediction for McGregor vs Poirier 3

Tyson Fury has predicted that Conor McGregor will “do what he’s got to do” when he next gets into the UFC Octagon.

McGregor, 32, returned to the cage after a year’s absence in January in a losing effort to Dustin Poirier.

He was defeated via technical knockout in the second round, and was later handed a six-month medical suspension by the UFC due to leg injuries sustained during the fight.

It was a far cry from the Irishman’s first fight with Poirier back in 2014, when the ‘Notorious’ claimed a stunning first-round victory via TKO.

Immediately after the fight, McGregor expressed a desire to have another rematch with the American star.

And boxing’s heavyweight champion Fury has weighed in the debate, backing McGregor to do the business should he return to the ring. He insisted, however, that the Irishman had to remain active in the meantime.

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Speaking to ESPN, he said: “He’s been active. He’s had that training camp and he’s going to have another training camp. So bit more activity.

“I think he’ll get focused and do what he’s got to do in the ring.

“When it’s the make-or-break fight, which this one will be, this will be the icing on the cake.

“If he loses this one, then where does he go from there? But if he wins it, he’s back up there.

“I think he thrives under pressure like that. Provided he gets a good training camp, he should do okay.”

McGregor determined to enter more fights

McGregor’s lack of activity in 2020 was a major source of frustration for the Irishman himself.

He defeated Donald Cerrone at UFC 246 in January, but did not fight again for the remainder of the year.

Prior to the Poirier fight – and his medical suspension – he told ESPN that he wanted to fight seven times in the next 18 months.

Whatever happens next, it appears that McGregor is keen to get back in the Octagon as soon as possible.

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