Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier Odds: Conor McGregor The Popular Pick

Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier odds favor Poirier, but as we get closer to the UFC 264 main event the betting public is backing McGregor to win
Brian Good
Thu, July 8, 11:08 AM EDT

Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier Odds: Conor McGregor The Popular Pick

At this point in his career, it’s fair to ask if Conor McGregor himself is bigger than the UFC as a whole. Seemingly past his prime and not giving a lot of attention to the sport, McGregor is still the biggest draw in the company, despite the fact that he hasn’t been a UFC champion in quite some time.

When Conor McGregor was coming up through the ranks, he was a hungry fighter. He always talked, but he also prepared for all his fights as if he didn’t know where his next meal would come from. Now, he’s a globa superstar who has look disinterested in the sport at times.

But, that doesn’t really seem to matter. He is MMA. He’s the sport’s biggest superstar and every single time he steps into the octagon for the UFC he makes them boatloads on money.

So, it should come as no surprise that even though the latest McGregor vs. Poirier odds paint him as the underdog, he’s the overwhelmingly more popular when it comes to public betting.

Sure, he’s won just one fight since 2018 and lost by TKO to Dustin Poirier already once this year. That doesn’t matter, come Saturday there will be an arena full of spectators cheering his name and millions more around the world betting on Conor McGregor to win at UFC 264.

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Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier Odds

So, with the fight right around the corner, what do the latest Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier odds look like? Well, compared to the last time they fought, McGregor’s chances of winning have plummeted. Conor McGregor was a -275 favorite before McGregor vs. Poirier II. Now, just a few days from the third instalment of their rivalry, he’s +115.

You don’t have to go back that far to find the last time McGregor was an underdog. It came during his 2018 fight against Khabib Nurmagomedov. But it’s one thing to be the underdog against one of the greatest mixed martial artists of all time. It’s another to be an underdog against a fighter who you mopped the floor with early in your career.

The first time Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier met in the octagon, Poirier was overmatched. A furry of strikes from McGregor ended with a left hook catch Poirier behind the ear and sending him to the canvas for a first round TKO.

But, when they fought this past January, it was Poirier that got the better of McGregor, earning a TKO victory in the second round for the biggest win of his professional fighting career.

Now, McGregor vs. Poirier odds have him at -125 in Saturday’s UFC 264 main event.

Fighter UFC 264 Odds Implied Probability
Conor McGregor +115 46.5%
Dustin Poirier -125 55.6%

Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier Betting

The presumption is that sharp bettors are backing Poirier to win this. But, there are many people who bet with their heart instead of their head, which means that Conor McGregor is the favorite among the betting public.

In the last 24 hours, 64.72% of all moneyline bets on this fight are on McGregor to pull off the upset and defeat Dustin Poirier at UFC 264. That means that 35.28% of the bets have come in on Poirier to make it two straight wins over the Irishman.

Fighter Public Betting %
Conor McGregor 64.72%
Dustin Poirier 35.28%

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