Conor McGregor is seemingly sticking to his retirement plans as he shares photos and videos of enjoying with his family.
His retirement came as a huge jolt for the fans and the UFC out of nowhere. Immediately after Amanda Nunes created history at UFC 250, The Notorious One took to Twitter to announce his retirement.
Apparently, there was no one available to fight Conor. While he anticipated a highly active year, all the waiting around frustrated the Irishman. Thus, he finally thought that he had waited for long enough and hung up his gloves.
However, many feel that the UFC could have ha a match with Conor McGregor, as the latter was even ready to bounce between Lightweight and Welterweight.
In the midst of all this confusion, #3 Lightweight Dustin Poirier revealed that he even let the UFC know that he is willing to fight Conor McGregor.
In an interview with The Score MMA, the interviewer asked “Diamond” whether the UFC ever considered a rematch between him and McGregor. Poirier replied,
“No, never. From my side, I let them know openly that I’m down to do it. I want to. But, they never really opened that conversation. I just threw it out there. Let them know I would.”
Conor and Dustin are both extremely accomplished Lightweights. Thus, when they met for the first time in 2014, the arena exploded with excitement.
Conor handed Poirier his first loss via strikes as he TKO’d him within the first round. Poirier stated that the loss came as a turning point in his career. And today, he sits on amongst the top thrones of the division.
On the other hand, Conor returned to the UFC after a hiatus. He faced “Cowboy” Donald Cerrone and beat him within 40 seconds of the first round.
Thereafter, many offers came up for the Irishman. However, with Poirier at the top and coming off great wins over fighters like Max Holloway and Eddie Alvarez, despite his loss to Khabib, he seemed like a great opponent for McGregor.
However, as Poirier said, the UFC never opened a conversation regarding the fight. Moreover, he will now face Dan Hooker in the main event at UFC Fight Night: Austin.
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