Conor McGregor will attempt to bounce back from his first ever knockout loss in his MMA career when he takes on Dustin Poirier for the third time on July 10 at UFC 264.
With each passing day, the hype is getting more grand. In the meantime, the diamond has made a few statements. In an interview with Brett Okamoto on ESPN MMA, the current #1 lightweight contender division said that the trilogy bout for him is about showing that the last knockout against the Notorious wasn’t a fluke. He states
“It’s me trying to show that January wasn’t a fluke, him trying to show that he’s still relevant, that he still wants to be the world champion at 155 pounds.“
Poirier took the trilogy bout over his championship title spot. Fight purse might be a reason for taking such a decision. However, for Dustin, it seems he wants to end the ongoing saga against Conor once in for all before going for his title shot.
Conor Mcgregor wants to be the champion in 155 says, Dustin Poirier
Dustin Poirier also mentioned that Conor wants to prove that he is still relevant in the business, and reveals that the Irish superstar wants to be the champion in 155 pounds.
“I was pushing for a heavier weight. I wanted to fight at 170 pounds, didn’t want to cut down to ’55 again. He(Conor) wants to do it in ’55, and the UFC wants it in ’55. So, I know what that means. That means the winner of the fight is fighting for the belt” Dustin Added.
It was quite obvious for Dustin. If he wins he is going to face Charles Oliveria for the title shot. But, Poirier has validated the veracity of the statement, Conor facing Charles for the same if he wins over Poirier.
There is no limit to how nasty and violent they are going to be for the win this time. As alongside the pride and bragging rights, a title shot is also on the line for this win.
Also, the fact that Conor hasn’t taken any warm-up fight after his loss to Dustin makes the trilogy bout even more exciting. Fight fans are extremely eager to see the changes and adjustments Conor has made in order to stop the Diamond from his hunt.