Dustin Poirier has a different perspective from Conor McGregor regarding the necessity of a fourth showdown, but that doesn’t mean he’s ruling it out entirely. McGregor, in a recent fan Q&A, expressed a desire for another clash with Poirier before their careers conclude, emphasizing the inconclusive nature of their trilogy bout at UFC 264 in July 2021.
In their first meeting at UFC 178 in September 2014, McGregor secured victory with a first-round knockout. The tables turned in their rematch at UFC 257 in January 2021, where Poirier rebounded with a second-round knockout, setting the stage for the trilogy. Unfortunately, the trilogy concluded abruptly at UFC 264 when McGregor suffered a leg injury at the end of the first round, leading to the fight’s stoppage.
While McGregor plans a return to the octagon in 2024, potentially against Michael Chandler, the pathway to another clash with Poirier remains uncertain. However, Poirier expressed openness to the idea if the UFC presents a bout agreement for a fourth encounter.
Dustin Poirier Weighs In on Fourth Conor McGregor Fight
“I probably would (say yes) – try to shut him up once and for all,” Poirier shared with Megan Olivi for ESPN. “But even if I slap his ass around again, he’s still going to be chatting. So we’ll see. Is him and Chandler official? I don’t know what’s going on. But that’s a huge fight. (Our rivalry is) 2-1 against him. I don’t really see another reason for it, but it’d be a huge fight.”
As of now, Poirier doesn’t have a scheduled fight. His most recent bout in July resulted in a second-round knockout loss to Justin Gaethje. The 34-year-old is considering a potential appearance at UFC 300 in April but remains uncertain about a suitable opponent.
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