After a devastating loss to Dustin Poirier, many in the community are wondering who will Conor McGregor face in the octagon next? The answer to that question lies in the public commentary from McGregor himself.
McGregor who stopped Poirier six years ago has been vocal in his desire for a trilogy rematch as his next immediate fight in 2021.
In a lengthy update to his fans, former two-weight world champ McGregor wrote: “What a trilogy I now have on my hands. Exciting!
“With a handle on the leg kicks I will get back to having fun in there. I was in second gear cruising this fight. Best condition I’ve ever been in.
“After the wrestling and clinch exchanges my shots still held their pop. First time for me with this so I am very encouraged to keep going.
“It was the first time I did not use/nor need the stool between rounds also. I did need the stool after though that’s for sure.
“I am extremely happy I did not need to use the stool between rounds here anyway. Another first for me!
“I am most certainly on the right path. Despite the loss I am on the correct path of evolution.”
The beating McGregor took to his legs in UFC 257 was evident to all who have seen the fight.
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Does Dustin Poirier Want A Conor McGregor Trilogy Fight?
McGregor vs. Poirier 2 lived up to the hype, but with Dana White holding out the hope Khabib Nurmagomedov would come out of retirement there was no UFC gold on the line.
After his spectacular victory over Conor McGregor in UFC 257, Poirier has stated that he believes he is effectively the UFC lightweight champion now.
“I am the uncrowned lightweight champ. If Khabib’s out, I am the best in the division. Former interim world champion, former title challenger. I just took out a two-division former world champion. I am the champ,” Poirier told MMA Junkie.
Poirier seems primed for another big payday in a trilogy fight with McGregor for sometime mid – late 2021. If the lightweight matchup is made, Poirier would be in contention for a long desired, undisputed UFC title.