Dana White Working On Summer Trilogy Between Conor McGregor, Dustin Poirier

McGregor PoirierConor McGregor wants a trilogy with Dustin Poirier as soon as possible. That’s according to UFC president Dana White who was commenting on what was next for the pair during an appearance on “The Jim Rome Show” on Wednesday. A trilogy has essentially been in the works ever since Poirier’s knockout win over McGregor in […]

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Conor McGregor wants a trilogy with Dustin Poirier as soon as possible.

That’s according to UFC president Dana White who was commenting on what was next for the pair during an appearance on “The Jim Rome Show” on Wednesday.

A trilogy has essentially been in the works ever since Poirier’s knockout win over McGregor in their rematch at UFC 257 in January and White is hoping for it to take place in the summer.

“Conor’s ready to roll,” White said (via MMA Junkie). “Conor wants to fight again. He wants the rematch with Dustin Poirier, and he wants it as soon as possible. We’re working on it. Hopefully this summer.”

Many have speculated whether McGregor’s heart is still in the sport now that he’s living a lavish and comfortable lifestyle. But as far as White is concerned, the Irishman needed that defeat to Poirier to get back on track.

“I think the loss put him back into a really good place,” White added. “It’s the classic ‘Rocky III.’ You’re pulling up to the fight in yachts and covered in Versace and you got all the money in the world, it’s hard to stay hungry.”

McGregor has already begun hyping up the trilogy on social media.

Poirier — who has made it no secret that he would like the lucrative pay that comes with a trilogy — is certainly doing his part as well.

Who do you think wins the trilogy?

Conor McGregor’s Future In The Whiskey Business Now Uncertain

It appears UFC superstar, former-double champion Conor McGregor is in trouble after signs point to him losing a controlling interest in his whiskey company, Proper No.12. Irish Whiskey. The company was built with the help of McGregor’s manager, A…

It appears UFC superstar, former-double champion Conor McGregor is in trouble after signs point to him losing a controlling interest in his whiskey company, Proper No.12. Irish Whiskey. The company was built with the help of McGregor’s manager, Audie Attar alongside investor Ken Austin. Since Conor McGregor’s whiskey business is dependent on Austin and his […]

Conor McGregor Reportedly Bought Out Of Proper No. Twelve Whiskey

Conor McGregorAccording to a report, Conor McGregor will soon be able to take “whiskey mogul” off his business cards. Proper No. Twelve Irish Whiskey was launched in September 2018 by Eire Born Spirits, a company founded by McGregor and Audie Attar. It has since gained a substantial foothold in the global market, being worth an estimated […]

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According to a report, Conor McGregor will soon be able to take “whiskey mogul” off his business cards.

Proper No. Twelve Irish Whiskey was launched in September 2018 by Eire Born Spirits, a company founded by McGregor and Audie Attar. It has since gained a substantial foothold in the global market, being worth an estimated $200 million. However, according to a recent press release from Becle, McGregor’s time with the company may be coming to an end. The release states: “On February 23, 2021, the Company provided notice of the exercise of its call option to acquire 51% of the equity interests of EBS.”

Becle initially held a 20% stake in the company before increasing it to 49%. It now appears they have bought out the remaining 51%, giving them full control of the company. While McGregor could potentially stay on as a spokesperson for the brand, it looks like his time as business partner is done.

With his venture into the whiskey business coming to an end, McGregor can now give his full attention towards returning to the octagon. ‘The Notorious’ is coming off a loss to Dustin Poirier at UFC 257. That fight was his first in a year, and only his fourth in the last five years. After the fight, McGregor blamed his inactivity for his performance, and said he hoped to fight three times this year. A trilogy fight against Poirier has been rumored for sometime in the summer, and according to an Instagram post last month, is what McGregor is anticipating (H/T BJPenn).

“I am most certainly on the right path,” McGregor wrote in the post. “Despite the loss I am on the correct path of evolution. Thoughts on the bout: I enjoyed racking up some more time inside the famed UFC Octagon. 40 seconds in 3 years is all I’d had up to this bout. I was savouring very second and enjoying my work. A little single disciplined in my approach and stance with mostly boxing. It’s what I get for picking this bout and opponent as a precursor to a boxing match against Pacman. I deserved to get the legs kicked off me going in with this thinking. This is not the game to play around with.

“Besides this tho my shots where sharp and I was in full control,” McGregor added. “Albeit the leg attacks where building up on me throughout the course. 18 in total thrown at me, with the final one buckling my leg fully, that was that. The peroneal nerve compromised. Fascinating! First time to experience it. Then a tremendous finishing flurry by my opponent. Hats off! A well fought fight by The Diamond. 1 a piece now with a Trilogy bout for all the marbles! Wow! Exciting! Not a trilogy I was expecting, nor the tactical affair I was anticipating, but I’d be lying if I said this wasn’t meant to be. This is exactly how this was always meant to be! Buzzing!!”

Will being bought out of Proper No. Twelve be a good thing for Conor McGregor’s MMA career?

Joe Rogan Not Counting Out Conor McGregor In Dustin Poirier Trilogy

Joe Rogan believes Conor McGregor could make the necessary adjustments to beat Dustin Poirier in the trilogy. In the rematch at UFC 257, Poirier proved his chin at lightweight was much better as he took some solid shots and kept walking forward. He als…

Joe Rogan believes Conor McGregor could make the necessary adjustments to beat Dustin Poirier in the trilogy. In the rematch at UFC 257, Poirier proved his chin at lightweight was much better as he took some solid shots and kept walking forward. He also had a plan on using calf kicks, which did a ton […]

Dustin Poirier: ‘Before I’m Done Fighting I’ll Go Up To 170 To Fight Nate’

We may yet see Dustin Poirier face off against Nate Diaz. The two elite fighters have had multiple back and forth verbal exchanges over the years. They also had a fight booked for UFC 230, back in 2018. However, the fight fell through due to picking up an injury. Since then, Poirier has gone on […]

We may yet see Dustin Poirier face off against Nate Diaz. The two elite fighters have had multiple back and forth verbal exchanges over the years. They also had a fight booked for UFC 230, back in 2018. However, the fight fell through due to picking up an injury.

Since then, Poirier has gone on to become regarded as one of the greatest lightweights on the planet. ‘The Diamond’ most recently TKO’d the ‘Notorious’ Conor McGregor in their much anticipated rematch. This win secured his place as the number 1. contender as 155lbs. It also managed to get him an interview with Joe Rogan.

Speaking on the Joe Rogan Experience, Poirier addressed the cancleed Daz fight. He had the following to say:

“Me and him were supposed to fight at Madison Square Garden. I kind of was the fall guy—He gets to point and say I pulled out of the fight and I did. I went to get stem cells done on my hip.”

“But I was going to fight, I was going to go through a camp and fight him if they wouldn’t have started offering me other replacement opponents, Nate was playing games with the UFC, UFC started offering me opponents and I said, ‘Look, guys, if this is happening, I’m just going to have my hip taken care of.’ He’s a guy I’ve always wanted to fight” (as transcribed by MMA Fighting).

Poirier also stated that he is not yet done with Diaz.

“Before I’m done fighting, I’ll go up to 170. Yeah, I’ll go up to 170 to fight Nate.”

Diaz has not fought since 2019, where he picked up a loss to Jorge Masvidal due to doctors stoppage. However, he has openly criticised Poirier for his decision to pursue a trilogy fight with McGregor.

Who do you favour in a matchup between Dustin Poirier and Nate Diaz? Let us know in the comments.