Dustin Poirier is Open to Fighting Conor McGregor at “185” or in Boxing Ring
By FCF Staff
Dustin Poirier has made it no secret in recent years that he’d like to fight Conor McGregor again, and the lightweight contender’s open to various ways of making the bout a realiy.
Poirier fought McGregor back in 2014, in what was the latter’s fourth UFC bout, and was stopped in round one. The fight was contested at featherweight and afterward, Poirier moved up to lightweight.
Recently Poirier spoke with MMA Fighting, and while talking about his willingness to face McGregor again, he said this.
“It just depends on what the UFC has in mind and Conor’s timeframe when he wants to fight,” Poirier said. “A lot of factors play into all this decision making. But I’m definitely open to the fight.”
“I’d love it at welterweight,” Poirier said. “I’d love it in a boxing ring. I’d love it in MMA. I’ll take it at 185 [pounds], I don’t care. I just want the biggest fights that I can get, and that’s definitely one of them.”
Poirier (25-6) was booked to fight Dan Hooker next on May 16th. But, due to the coronavirus pandemic, it’s not clear what the UFC’s upcoming schedule is and what bouts will take place.