Conor McGregor WILL beat Dustin Poirier in their trilogy fight this Saturday, claims UFC lightweight star Kevin Lee… but Irishman does NOT have the ‘complete game’ to defeat newly-crowned champion Charles OliveiraConor McGregor lost to Dustin Poirier at UFC Fight Island but is eyeing revengeThe pair meet for the third time at UFC 264 this Saturday night in Las VegasKevin Lee has backed the Notorious to get the job done against the American But lightweight fighter Lee does not back either to defeat Charles Oliveira
Conor McGregor will beat Dustin Poirier in their highly-anticipated trilogy bout at UFC 264 this Saturday night, says lightweight star Kevin Lee.
McGregor lost to Poirier at UFC Fight Island in Abu Dhabi in January and is eyeing revenge in Las Vegas, having lost two of his last three MMA contests.
The winner will be in line to face newly-crowned UFC lightweight champion Charles Oliveira and in a career-defining fight for the Irishman, Lee has backed him to beat Poirier, just like he did in their first showdown back in 2014.
Conor McGregor has been backed to beat Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 in their trilogy bout
American fighter Poirier came out on top when the pair met in Abu Dhabi back in January
However, 28-year-old Lee does not back either McGregor nor Poirier to beat Oliveira further down the line.
‘I see Conor maybe winning this one, I think he will make the adjustments and win it,’ Lee told Helen Yee, as reported in The Sun.
‘But regardless, either one of them I don’t think have the complete game to beat somebody like Charles Oliveira.
‘With Charles you’ve got to be on your P’s and Q’s the whole time and you’ve got to have the skills behind it.
UFC lightweight star Kevin Lee has backed the Irishman to defeat Poirier this time round
Charles Oliveira was crowned UFC lightweight champ after beating Michael Chandler in May
‘I think Dustin has had a lot of fights and he is kind of coming into his own, but I think he is starting to hit a plateau period where he kind of does what he does.
‘But there is no new wrinkles added to his game. You have to hit Charles with something new.’
Lee himself was set to fight on the undercard on Saturday but had to withdraw from his bout against Sean Brady due to injury.
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