Joe Rogan urges Conor McGregor to bring in 'outside' help for UFC 264 Dustin Poirier fight to deal with his 'big ego'
16th April 2021

CONOR MCGREGOR needs to bring in 'outside' help if he's to win his trilogy fight with Dustin Poirier, according to UFC commentator Joe Rogan.

The Notorious will throw down with his old featherweight rival on July 10 in the main event of UFC 264 in Las Vegas.


McGregor, 32, suffered a brutal second-round KO loss to Poirier in January, which raised serious questions about his training camp.

And Rogan believes the Irishman could benefit from having a fresh set of eyes help oversee his upcoming camp.

During a recent episode of The Joe Rogan Experience podcast, he said: "I think someone from the outside needs to look at what you're doing.

"You can't look at it objectively yourself.

"You need someone analysing, someone who you implicitly trust."

Rogan added: "Especially when you have a big ego like Conor. For good reasons. He's very confident.

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"But it's because of his success and because of his ability. He understands what he's capable of.

"But I don't think that's enough."

McGregor, the UFC's simultaneous two-weight champion, had his lead leg brutalised by crippling calf kicks in his UFC 257 rematch with Poirier.

But the Dubliner's head coach, John Kavanagh, insists he already has a better handle on how to deal with the debilitating strikes.

The SBG Ireland chief told told BT Sport: "We want to get that one back.

"We've got to figure out these friggin' calf kicks. How to use them and to defend them.

"We're pretty confident we have that sorted out now."

Poirier vs McGregor III will take place in front of a capacity crowd at Las Vegas' T-Mobile Arena.

And McGregor is looking forward to settling his score with the former interim lightweight champion in front of a packed crowd.

He told ESPN's Ariel Helwani on Wednesday: "I signed my bout agreement this morning.

"I'm going to rip the game a new a**hole July 10. The Mac is back in Sin City! Full house!"

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