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Wednesday, Oct 21, 2020

Dana White: Conor McGregor – Dustin Poirier 2 Has to be at 155 Pounds

Conor McGregor (photo via UFC / YouTube)

By FCF Staff

Following recent speculation that Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier are looking to rematch at 170 pounds, and not lightweight, Dana White has said that’s not an option for the bout.

Although a rematch between McGregor and Poirier has yet to be officially announced, both fighters have publicly said they’re willing to fight on Januar 23rd, as the UFC hopes. More recently, however, McGregor’s head coach, John Kavanagh, reported the rematch would take place at welterweight.

Since then, however, White spoke with BT Sports.The UFC President said McGregor – Poirier 2 has to take place at lightweight (quotes via MMA Junkie).

“It’s 155 pounds,” White said. “I’m not putting on a friggin’ multi-million dollar fight at a catchweight that means nothing. … That fight means nothing at 170.”

“Neither one of those two are ranked at 170 pounds, and it doesn’t do anything in the ’55-pound division if either one of them win, because they’re fighting at 170. It literally makes no sense.”

McGregor (22-4) hasn’t fought since January, when he stopped Donald Cerrone in a welterweight contest. Poirier (27-6), meanwhile, is coming off a decision win over Dan Hooker in June.

McGregor and Poirier fought in 2014 and the latter was stopped in the first round.

posted by FCF Staff @ 12:26 pm
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