It can be said that Conor Mcgregor and Dustin Poirier are on a collision path. There are very few opponents in the lightweight division who would make sense for McGregor at the moment. Now we all know, McGregor wants to fight for the title again, preferably against Khabib Numragomedov. However, that is very unlikely since Tony Ferguson is next in line for the title.
Meanwhile, two opponents make sense for the former lightweight champion. Justin Gaethje and Dustin Poirier. Gaethje has been knocking guys out in the first round since his loss to Poirier and he certainly makes sense for a fight with McGregor. The same can be said for Poirier too.
Even if Dustin Poirier lost to Nurmagomedov in UFC 242, his stock rose to a new high. Also considering Poirier and McGregor have already fought once which was ages ago, the rematch makes sense. Both Poirier and McGregor were also involved in a twitter feud a few days back when Poirier asked for Conor’s rematch. And Mcgregor turned that offer down. Well, now these two are going at each other again.
It started with McGregor showing his interest in the main event of UFC 244, Jorge Masvidal vs Nate Diaz. He also took a jab at the BMF title by calling it an interim championship. McGregor said:
“What date is that interim BMF title fight on again?”
To that Poirier responded:
“3 years 10 days since you won your last fight. Do the math champ.”
This altercation between McGregor and Poirier indicates a couple of things. One, McGregor seems to be interested in the fight of Masvidal vs Diaz. Mcgregor has previously shown interest in fighting both of them, so he might be putting his name forward to fight the winner of Masvidal vs Diaz. We can also assume that Poirier seems to be inclining towards McGregor’s rematch which makes perfect sense for Poirier. A fight with Mcgregor will allow Poirier to avenge his loss and also financially it will be a great night for him.
Conor McGregor has been getting involved with these twitter feuds for a meaningful period now. It has been more than a year since he last competed inside the octagon. Although there are some good fights for him such as Justin Gaethje, Dustin Poirier, and even Nate Diaz, we still do not know who is McGregor fighting next.