After Learning About Conor McGregor’s Condition, Dustin Poirier Gives Update on 4th Fight Before UFC 281 Clash

Published 11/10/2022, 6:00 AM EST
Jul 10, 2021; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; Dustin Poirier moves in for a hit as Conor McGregor defends during UFC 264 at T-Mobile Arena. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Conor McGregor had been involved in UFC’s most high-profile rivalries. Furthermore, all of them have been a massive financial success for everyone involved in them. Nevertheless, apart from financial success, rivalries also turn bitter and personal for as long as they last.

Meanwhile, most of the rivalries close out with the Irishman making peace with his opponents. However, in some cases, the tension never dies. Similar has been the case with his rivalries with Dustin Poirier and Khabib Nurmagomedov.

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Meanwhile, the door for a second Nurmagomedov fight is closed since he’s retired. However, the fourth fight with Poirier is still a possibility in the near future. Reflecting on the same, here’s what ‘The Diamond’ had to say.

Dustin Poirier on a potential fourth fight with Conor McGregor 

During the pre-fight media interview for UFC 281, the lightweight was answering questions related to his upcoming fight against Michael Chandler. Meanwhile, the questions were mostly related to the Chandler bout. A reporter asked Poirier’s opinion on a fourth fight with the Irishman.

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The report asked if Poirier would face McGregor a fourth time before hanging his gloves.

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JANUARY 23: Dustin Poirier reacts after his knockout victory over Conor McGregor of Ireland in a lightweight fight during the UFC 257 event inside Etihad Arena on UFC Fight Island on January 23, 2021 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

The Diamond answered, “I’m not sure, man. You never know about this sport. I don’t know, like he said, if he’s coming back, what weight class? I’m not sure. I never say never, but it’s not looking like it in the near future.”

Will he be interested in fighting McGregor at welterweight instead?

The reporter further enquired about Poirier’s thoughts on wanting to fight McGregor at welterweight. Moreover, he pointed that out because McGregor has been bulking and even the second-ranked lightweight has talked about moving up to 170lbs in the future. 

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Poirier responded, saying, “We’ll see. I mean, I fought him three times. I’m trying to get to the title.”

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JULY 09: Conor McGregor of Ireland gestures at Dustin Poirier during the UFC 264 ceremonial weigh-in at T-Mobile Arena on July 09, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Mike Roach/Zuffa LLC)

Meanwhile, the diamond does not show a particular interest in a fourth fight since he’s already defeated McGregor twice. However, due to the abrupt nature in which the third fight ended, fans would definitely want to see a clear winner in a fourth face-off. 

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Afshan Khan

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Afshan Khan is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his graduation in Mass Communication, Afshan pursued his passion for sports, especially MMA, and transcended it into his profession. He has been following the sport for the past 6 years, and with his nuanced knowledge and his content, wants to attract more fans to the various mixed martial arts promotions around the globe.

Edited By: Rohini Kottu

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