Dustin Poirier wants to rematch Conor McGregor, Conor responds
Former UFC interim lightweight champion Dustin Poirier (25-6, 1 NC) is not going to sit still after his loss at the UFC 242. On the contrary, the fighter wants to get back to the Octagon as soon as possible to close his loss.
Last Saturday Poirier lost to undefeated champion Khabib Nurmagomedov. Poirier couldn’t set anything against the Dagestani’s grappling and submitted in the third round.
Immediately after the fight Dustin said he wasn’t sure he would continue fighting but, according to his latest tweet, not only is he determined to keep walking but also wants one of the biggest opponents in his career. Poirier challenged Conor McGregor (21-4) in Twitter, offering him a rematch.
“I think me and Conor running it back makes a lot of sense at this point,” Poirier writes.
Poirier faced McGregor in 2014 when they both were performing in the featherweight division. McGregor knocked out the “Diamond” in the first round. The Irishman thinks the rematch will yield the same results.
“I fed you to the canvas in 90 seconds bro,” McGregor writes. “You should have spoken my name with a bit more respect in that build up. “McGregor’s not next” Motherfucker, it’s McGregor always! McGregor is the goal! Always! Say that now and I’ll think about it.
It’s worth noting that after the UFC 242 McGregor is more interested in the rematch with someone else. He already said he would like his rematch with Khabib Nurmagomedov to be booked for Moscow.