Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor have a lot of history between them. Dustin and Conor first fought back in 2014 at UFC 178 and then fought twice in 2021. The last fight between the two, however, had an anti-climatic ending as the fight ended due to a leg injury that McGregor suffered.
Though there have been some talks of a potential fourth fight between the two, Poirier believes that the door is closed on the rivalry.
“Me and Conor have a history. Fighting him at ‘45 and bumping up, then bumping up, fighting him seven years later, beating him. Even that fight — I’m probably not going to fight Conor again. I don’t really want to fight Conor again. For me, that door is closed. The only reason I’d do it is for money. I beat him two times in a row. Can I best my two performances? Can I knock him out quicker? Can I 10-7 him? What can I do? I’ve done it. If I do it again, it’s just for money, right? So that’s a completely different thing,” Dustin said in a recent interview (h/t MMA Fighting).
The Diamond further went on to add that he is open to a showdown with Nate Diaz.
“I think there’s a good chance it’s going to happen. I think summer is probably a good target if I were to put one on a calendar, but I’m not sure, but I have a good feeling that it’s going to happen. I’m not sure if I’m going to stay at 170 pounds, but this fight makes sense. I just want to be in fights that mean something to me. Nate’s a guy I grew up watching fight, I respect him and his brother, I think that stylistically it’s going to be fun for the fans. This is a Fight of the Year type of fight, and those are the kind of fights I want to be part of,” he added.
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