Dustin Poirier Explains Upside To Conor McGregor Fighting Him Again
Dustin Poirier is looking at the upside for Conor McGregor if he takes a rematch against him.
Poirier and McGregor competed back on September 27, 2014. “The Diamond” ended up being stopped in the opening frame via TKO. While both men went on to have stellar careers, they’ve yet to share the Octagon a second time. The good news for fight fans is that both Poirier and McGregor are interested in making the bout a reality.
Appearing on UFC Unfiltered, Poirier explained why he feels McGregor would benefit from taking a rematch against him (via MMAJunkie.com).
“Look at it from his side, for sure there’s some upside there. Khabib said if him or Tony beat me that he would give them a shot at the title, so if that holds any weight, he’s looking at that. I don’t know what his ambition is, I don’t know how hungry he is to be the UFC lightweight world champion. If it is, a fight with me makes a lot of sense to get the next title shot.”
McGregor and Poirier have been teasing a potential showdown this year. The “Notorious” one even proposed an exhibition MMA bout outside of the UFC with the proceeds going to charity. UFC President Dana White caught wind of this and officially offered McGregor and Poirier a fight.
The “Notorious” one has said he’ll accept a rematch with Poirier under one condition. That condition is that the fight must take place before 2020 comes to a close. McGregor has thrown out November 21, December 12, and December 19 as possible dates. UFC 255 takes place on November 21, while UFC 256 is reported for December 12.
Poirier’s last bout was on June 27. He defeated Dan Hooker via unanimous decision. Meanwhile, for McGregor, he scored a TKO victory over Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone in 40 seconds back in January at UFC 246.