UFC lightweight Dustin Poirier has confirmed that he’s open to the possibility of a fourth fight against Conor McGregor.
In September 2014, January 2021 and July 2021, we saw Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor collide inside the Octagon. On one of the three occasions they seemed to be on good terms but for the other two, they were at each other’s throats.
Poirier currently holds a 2-1 record over ‘The Notorious’ with the latest win coming via doctor stoppage after a leg break for McGregor at UFC 264.
At the time, the pair teased a quadrilogy in the immediate aftermath of the bout with McGregor refusing to let his feud with Poirier go. The masses have wondered whether or not ‘The Diamond’ is genuinely interested in pursuing such an idea ever since and in an interview with Ariel Helwani, Poirier wouldn’t rule it out – regardless of whether or not it was to transpire at 155 or 170 pounds.
“I’ll fight [Michael] Chandler. I’ll fight [Justin] Gaethje. If Tony [Ferguson] wins a fight and comes back down to ’55, I’ll fight Tony. Whoever’s in the line, dude. I’ll fight anybody, anyone. Anyone that makes sense.”
“That’s tough to say [McGregor]. You never know.
“I’ll fight him at ’55 or ’70, though, if he does come back and want to fight. Yeah, he’s in it too.”
Will we actually see Poirier vs McGregor 4?
‘Never say never’ is regularly the best route forward in combat sports but in this instance, we’d argue that there are other fights out there for both individuals.
Poirier has been flirting with a Michael Chandler showdown as recently as this week whereas McGregor, somehow, appears to be closer to a UFC lightweight title shot than Dustin does.
That’s because the de-facto champion Charles Oliveira called him out at UFC 274, leaving the ball in McGregor’s court after the 33-year-old questioned the idea of cutting back down to the weight class.
Still, bad blood doesn’t exactly disappear overnight in mixed martial arts, and really rubber-stamping a series win over someone like McGregor could easily lure Poirier back into the mix.