Dustin Poirier spoke to MMA Junkie’s Danny Segura in the build-up to his title fight against Charles Oliveira next month. Poirier headlines UFC 269 and will be finally looking to consolidate his life-long goal of becoming the champion. However, after Oliveira’s last performance, it is clear he is extremely resilient and won’t go down easily.
When talking about his upcoming fight, Poirier was also asked about a trilogy he recently wrapped up against Conor McGregor. Poirier leads the trilogy 2-1 after earning back-to-back TKO wins over McGregor this year. When asked about a possible fourth fight that McGregor seemingly wants to have, Poirier shut down the Irishman.
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JULY 10: (R-L) Dustin Poirier punches Conor McGregor of Ireland during the UFC 264 event at T-Mobile Arena on July 10, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)
“As far as right now, [Conor McGregor trilogy] is in the past. I’m not even thinking about that. He says a lot of sh*t. Keep talking.”
It’s no surprise that Dustin Poirier is looking to move on from Conor McGregor as their rivalry was extremely comprehensive. Furthermore, a fourth fight so soon after their UFC 264 trilogy fight, could possibly lead to fans becoming bored. However, given the box office appeal of the business they’ve done together so far, a fourth fight isn’t out of the question.
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In the same interview, Poirier also expressed a possible future where he moves up to welterweight after UFC 269. Chiefly, this would be massive considering the number of blockbuster matches available welterweight. A scrap against Colby Covington alone is enough to entice fans into wanting Poirier to move up in weight.
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JANUARY 23: Dustin Poirier reacts after his knockout victory over Conor McGregor of Ireland in a lightweight fight during the UFC 257 event inside Etihad Arena on UFC Fight Island on January 23, 2021 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)
Not to mention, he would be chasing double-champion status and that would certainly serve as motivation for his plans of legacy building. Poirier has been actively competing in MMA for over a decade and he finally believes he’s reached the peak of his career.
As it stands, Dustin Poirier fighting the current welterweight champion Kamaru Usman is a dream match-up. However, stranger things have happened in MMA and it’s possible fans can expect Poirier to make some big moves going forward. It all boils down to how the UFC wishes to proceed after UFC 269.
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