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Joe Rogan: Don't count out Conor McGregor in Dustin Poirier trilogy

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On Joe Rogan Experience MMA Show #101​ with Kevin Holland and Travis Lutter, the host broke down why Conor McGregor lost to Dustin Poirier in the main event of UFC 257 on January 27. Rogan doesn't believe it's because McGregor got wealthy.

“I don’t think it’s necessarily a rich thing,” said Rogan. “I don’t know if that affects him that much. I do think it’s inactivity and I do think Dustin has gotten a lot better. At 145, Dustin was depleted and diminished. At 155, he’s f***ing huge. He doesn’t even look like a 155er. He looks like a 170. His back is f***ing gigantic. … Dustin is f***ing good, man. He is f***ing good.”

“When that leg is available for that low calf kick, that changes everything. It changes your whole approach. Conor is also a guy who has never been known to switch back and forth. He doesn’t like to have his left leg forward. Once his leg is getting chewed up, it’s not that he has that option that he can fight just as good from orthodox.”

So McGregor lost because he took a lot of time off and because his stance leaves him vulnerable to the low low kick, and because Poirier found his division, and got may better. But Rogan is not certain that McGregor loses the rematch that appears to be coming sometime this summer.

“I would never say ‘hands down.’ You never know, because Conor did have moments in that fight. He had moments in the first round," argued Rogan. "Dustin said there was a moment in the first round where he got his bell rung and he was in trouble. Imagine if Conor connects again. That’s how fights are. Weird things happen.”

UG, who takes the trilogy, and how?

h/t Nolan King for MMA Junkie