‘If The Stars Align,’ UFC 302’s Dustin Poirier Addresses Fourth Fight With Conor McGregor

Poirier is asked about the possibility of a quadrilogy with McGregor.

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Dustin Poirier will leave his storied rivalry with Conor McGregor up to fate.

Nobody has fought McGregor more than the former UFC Interim Lightweight Champion, who went to war three separate times with the Irishman. McGregor knocked out Poirier in their first fight in 2014 with Poirier later getting revenge by TKO seven years later. 

Tied at 1-1, Poirier overtook McGregor in the series with McGregor breaking his leg in the first round of their trilogy bout at UFC 264 in July 2021. Down a fight on the scoreboard, “The Notorious” McGregor has made it clear he’s not done chasing a rare quadrilogy with rival Poirier in the lead-up to his return fight against Michael Chandler at UFC 303.

Poirier vs. McGregor, Pt. 4?

Poirier finds himself at a potential new career height this weekend, where we can potentially see him crowned the lightweight champion with a win over Islam Makhachev at UFC 302. While retirement is definitely the elephant in the room for the 30-fight UFC veteran, so is another fight with Conor McGregor, should he come out victorious later this summer.

“It could, you know, if the stars align,” Poirier said of a potential rematch with McGregor to ESPN New York’s Jake Asman.

Quadrilogy Against McGregor “Feels So far Removed”, Says Poirier

Despite what would sure to be a hefty payday, “The Diamond” isn’t exactly a fan of fighting McGregor yet again. Poirier went through quite the media tour with McGregor in both 2014 and 2021 with his opponent taunting him every step of the way, except the rematch in which the build-up was completely wholesome. Poirier recently told ESPN that he doesn’t want to be a part of McGregor’s negative “energy” going forward and perhaps “that ship has sailed.”

Approaching his third and potentially final title shot at UFC 302, Poirier is making sure his mind doesn’t wander off for more money against McGregor instead of undisputed legacy against Islam Makhachev.

“But, it just feels like even talking about it after going through the rivalry with him for so many years and fighting him back to back in ’21. As I prepare to get ready for a fight week for the undisputed belt, and he’s fighting a guy [Michael Chandler] whose last fight, I choked him. Like, it just feels so far removed and so much things have to happen before then. So, I’ve just focused on right now, and that’s Islam Makhachev.”

Will we see the stars align for both Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier once more?

Published on May 27, 2024 at 7:39 pm
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