Poirier’s last fight was a second-round-stoppage loss to Justin Gaethje as the latter grabbed the BMF title. In the aftermath, Dustin considered the possibility of moving up from lightweight, having lost the last two of his three fights. Regardless, Poirier does plan on making a return for one more fight this year. And since McGregor is planning on doing the same, albeit against Michael Chandler, the fans were curious to see them face each other again.
Their current rivalry stands at 2-1 in favor of Poirier, who has won the last two. Their last bout in 2021 ended with Dustin stopping McGregor in the first round as the latter broke his leg. So, with plenty of reasons to run things back, Dustin’s training regime caught people’s attention. The MMA fighter was in Dublin to train his stablemate, Sabah Homasi, who will fight in Bellator this week. In the image below, Poirier can be seen doing some roadwork. But it was the prospect of facing McGregor that got the fanbase talking.
Roadwork with the boys! pic.twitter.com/54JbXWMRlP
— The Diamond (@DustinPoirier) September 17, 2023
Social Media Reaction
Gonna meet Conor champ?
— Anurag Anupam (@theanuraganupam) September 17, 2023
if you see Conor out in Dublin you should slap him around again, champ 😂💎
— Dime 💎 (@queenT_98) September 17, 2023
Maybe they’ll fight in that cage Conor put up in his back garden
— Combat’s Badboys (@combatsbadboys) September 17, 2023