- Anthony Smith is certain Dustin Poirier will still accept a fight with Conor McGregor
- Michael Bisping explained why a fourth fight between the two makes sense
It’s been year and a half since Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor last fought inside the Octagon, but apparently, not one bit has changed in their feud. The two bitter lightweight rivals recently engaged in another little Twitter war with “The Notorious” ending up vowing to dismantle “The Diamond” once again.
As expected, Poirier and McGregor became a hot subject of discussion once again. Michael Bisping and Anthony Smith shared their interesting take on it.
Smith thinks Dustin couldn’t say NO to money
In a recent episode of Believe You Me, Smith bluntly said he is not convinced that Poirier is done with McGregor, having defeated the Irish MMA superstar twice in a row. “Lionheart” stressed that every McGregor fight is a sure payday and “The Diamond” won’t say no to it.
“I don’t wanna pull the curtain back too far but we all know the price tag that probably comes with a Conor McGregor fight so you could say all you want like, ‘Oh I don’t want it.’ I love Dustin Poirier, I love everything he stands for [but] Dustin’s full of sh*t,” Smith said. “He’s gonna take that paycheck any chance he gets…I’m here for it. Just for the buildup.”
Not bad at all
Bisping, meanwhile, barged in and pointed out a Poirier vs. McGregor 4 would make sense, According to “The Count,” both parties could benefit as McGregor might prevent his leg from snapping again since there’s a great chance Poirier would rely heavily on boxing.
On the other hand, “The Diamond” has a chance to beat “The Notorious” again due to his inactivity, and bring home a huge purse once again.
“And that’s a good fight for Connor to come back to simply I mean because stylistically I mean Dustin will probably, more than likely box his head off,” Bisping assessed. “Because you know he struggled with his farm recently let’s be honest that’s been polite and he just snapped his leg and he’s been out for quite some time, that’s a negative, he’s getting older, he’s enjoying the spoils of his riches, fair enough all that kind of you know all adds together in this in the pot to not being the optimum level fighter that you can be.”
McGregor has been working on getting buff over the past few months but is yet to find a concrete date for his possible return. Smith, as well as, other MMA personalities has accused the former UFC two-division champ of using steroids following his sudden withdrawal from the USADA pool.
Poirier, on the other hand, has found his way back to the win column after submitting Michael Chandler at UFC 281. He lost to Charles Oliveira in the fight prior.
Should Poirier opted not to rematch McGregor for the fourth time, “The Notorious” would still have many options with Rafael Dos Anjos already expressed his desire to face him in July next year.