Dustin Poirier Now The Favourite To Win on Saturday Night

Published on July 7th, 2021 1:09 pm EST
Written By: Dave Manuel



The line is on the move in the MMA rematch featuring the promotions biggest star. In most circumstances, the odds will tilt significantly in Conor McGregor's favour in the weeks and days leading up to one of his fights.

The reason for this is simple - his fans will plunk down massive sums of money to back their fighter.

Something unusual is happening in the days leading up to UFC 264, however - the odds are shifting in the direction of Conor McGregor's opponent.

For the past couple of months, the odds for the UFC 264 main event have essentially been dead even - a coin flip for either McGregor or Poirier to win.

Over the past couple of days, however, the odds have been shifting in Poirier's direction, mainly due to some very large bets coming in on "Diamond".

Here are the current betting odds as of this moment:

Conor McGregor, 2.10
Dustin Poirier, 1.77

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History has shown us that losing fighters usually don't fare well in immediate rematches.

If there was some kind of a controversy in the second fight, that'd be different, though in the case of McGregor vs Poirier 2, Poirier cleanly won the fight.

There is some concern that McGregor may have lost his edge - after all, he is worth well north of $100 million and has a growing family.

At this point, does he care as much as he used to about fighting?

Poirier, on the other hand, seems desperate to get a shot at the Lightweight title in order to secure his legacy.

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Dana White has spoken about McGregor and how much of an accomplishment it would be to come back and defeat Poirier in the trilogy fight, which speaks to the difficulty of the task.

McGregor has accomplished this task once before (he came back to beat Nate Diaz at UFC 202 after losing at UFC 196), but can lightning strike twice?

Some of the whales who are putting down big bets on Dustin Poirier certainly don't think so.

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