Poirier Rules Out A Fourth McGregor Fight

Dustin Poirier has ruled out a fourth fight with Conor McGregor.

Poirier leads their head-to-head 2-1. McGregor secured a win in the first fight in 2014 by knockout at UFC 178 in a featherweight clash. The rematch occurred in 2021 at lightweight, as Poirier won by KO at UFC 257 in 2021. The rematch occurred the same year, with Poirier winning as McGregor broke his leg.

The third fight was controversial, with McGregor saying, ‘This is not over.’ He also alleged Poirier’s wife was in his DMs in an attempt to get into the American’s head. Since McGregor has no belt, Poirier has no interest in running things back.

“I think that ship has sailed. All I want is the UFC lightweight championship… I don’t feel the need to fight him again at all. I don’t need that [bad] energy in my life,” Poirier stated 

Dustin has his title shot against UFC Lightweight Champion Islam Makhachev. Poirier has spoken about potentially retiring after this fight. A lot will depend on how the result goes. A win may be enough to bow out after missing out on the lightweight title to Charles Oliveira and Khabib Nurmagomedov. Poirier will back himself after his impressive win over Benoit St Denis at UFC 299. 

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