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?

Dustin Poirier Has One Regret After Fighting Khabib Nurmagomedov

Dustin Poirier recently went on the Joe Rogan Experience and talked about a variety of topics, including his UFC 242 Lightweight title fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov. Poirier had a close tight guillotine choke on the Lightweight champ and regrets how close he was to locking something in on the champs neck. “I just know how […]

Dustin Poirier recently went on the Joe Rogan Experience and talked about a variety of topics, including his UFC 242 Lightweight title fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov.

Poirier had a close tight guillotine choke on the Lightweight champ and regrets how close he was to locking something in on the champs neck.

“I just know how close it was,” Poirier told Rogan on “The Joe Rogan Experience.” “A game of inches, and I know how close it was. What haunts me more than [not pulling] full guard is me not switching to a D’Arce or anaconda [choke] when he rolled to his side.”

At this point Nurmagomedov readjusted his position and gained space where he could breathe. Khabib was out of danger then and threatening a rear-naked choke. Then, the choke was in, and the champ had Poirier almost out cold.

“I don’t know if he’s the strongest guy I ever fought,” Poirier said. “It’s just his understanding of balance and weight placement was incredible. I’ve been fighting and wrestling a long time, as well, but he just knew where my weight was and where it needed to be for me to stay up with his foot trips. It’s hard to explain, man, but he’s good.”

Poirier would like the retired champ to return to the octagon, and Dana White has yet to strip the Lightweight king of his title. Poirier also sees the many ways for Nurmagomedov and his perfect record to get taken down.

“The longer you stay…it’s not a long game,” Poirier said. “Something bad’s going to happen.” (Transcribed by MMA Fighting)

It would certainly be a rematch of epic proportions, and after his finishing of Conor McGregor, Poirier certainly has a claim to some of the biggest fights he wants.

Who do you want to see Dustin Poirier fight next? Do you think a rematch with Khabib would go differently?

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 Expects To Fight Nate Diaz At 170 In The Future

Dustin Poirier is leaving the door open for a fight against Nate Diaz at 170 pounds. Dustin Poirier has not forgotten the date of November 3, 2018. This was supposed to be the day that Poirier fought Nate Diaz in the main event of UFC 230 in Madison Sq…

Dustin Poirier is leaving the door open for a fight against Nate Diaz at 170 pounds. Dustin Poirier has not forgotten the date of November 3, 2018. This was supposed to be the day that Poirier fought Nate Diaz in the main event of UFC 230 in Madison Square Garden. That honor would instead go […]

UFC’s Dustin Poirier Says He’d Move Up to 170 Pounds to Fight Nate Diaz

Coming off his spectacular win over Conor McGregor, Dustin Poirier has his sights set on another fighter with a win over McGregor on his resume. During an appearance on the Joe Rogan Experience (h/t Alexander K…

Coming off his spectacular win over Conor McGregor, Dustin Poirier has his sights set on another fighter with a win over McGregor on his resume. During an appearance on the Joe Rogan Experience (h/t Alexander K…

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.