Dustin Poirier Looking to Get a Rematch Against Conor McGregor

Dustin Poirier Looking to Get a Rematch Against Conor McGregor

Following his loss from the undefeated and undisputed champ Khabib Nurmagomedov, Dustin Poirier set his sights for a rematch against Conor McGregor.

Only a few years ago, Conor McGregor was the most dominant UFC fighter and a two-division champion. He won the Featherweight title after annihilating Jose Aldo in the shortest title bout in the history of the UFC. The Irishman turned the lights out on the Brazilian legend behind the enemy lines via a left-punch counter after only 14 seconds. Later “The Notorious” TKO’d Eddie Alvarez to earn his champ-champ status at UFC 205.

Dustin Poirier is no slouch either. He reached the Interim Lightweight champ status after outboxing the 145-pound king Max Holloway.

Following his Rear Naked Choke Submission loss to Khabib at UFC 242, Poirier looked to social media to express his interest in a Conor rematch:

The two fighters have met previously at UFC 178 in the Featherweight division. The match ended abruptly as McGregor hit Poirier with a left spinning heel kick followed by big 1-2. Conor finished Poirier not shortly after with some hammer fists to his downed opponent.

Although Conor clearly dominated the bout, finishing the bout in less than 2 minutes of the first round, both fighters have grown and developed since then.

Poirier even mentions that he’d be willing to fight Conor again in either UFC or Zuffa Boxing if he agrees to the bout:

And what does “The Notorious” Conor McGregor have to say about this? Nothing but good things! Twitter fingers at the ready, he fires back, commenting on Dustin’s callout:

Conor wasn’t going to make it easy for Dustin Poirier. That wouldn’t be very Conor McGregor-like! McGregor demands respect! He comments that he dropped Dustin in 90 seconds in their first bout.

But then again, that was 5 years since they last fought in the Octagon. Both fighters have a great deal of experience since then and are completely different fighters now.

So, does the fight make sense? Should Conor McGregor give Poirier his rematch? Both fighters have fought and lost by the hands of the undefeated Khabib Nurmagomedov since their last match.

Maybe getting a W checked off in their profile might score them a chance to get a rematch against Nurmagomedov in the future. Zuffa or MMA – could be a good one.