Dustin Poirier thinks his rivalry with ” The Notorious” will remain unfinished forever.
Ahead of his title fight against lightweight champion Charles Olivera at UFC 269, Poirier sat down with UFC legend-turned presenter Michael Bisping for a BT Sport interview. In the interview, “the Diamond” talked about his current life, training, his second opportunity of winning the lightweight championship belt, etc.
When asked about his and McGregor’s relationship, Poirier’s response was very clear. The former lightweight Interim champion revealed that he doesn’t really concern himself about McGregor and doesn’t share any bond with him. ” We don’t have a relationship,” said Poirier.
Poirier also stated that he has unfinished business with ” the Mystic Mac” which is nowhere near getting settled anytime soon. He also expressed that even after fighting multiple fighting opportunities he believes the rivalry might not end. ” We can fight five more times, I don’t think it’s ever gonna settle,” added Poirier.
When will the Dustin Poirier vs Conor McGregor rivalry end?
The McGregor vs Poirier rivalry is one of the biggest in the UFC. The bad blood between the fighters is real and goes way back to 2014. In 2014, Poirier and McGregor exchanged shots for the first time and McGregor won the fight via TKO.
The second time both fighters crossed the path was earlier this year. During the pre-press conference of the fight, McGregor was unusually humble and treated Poirier with respect.
It seemed like both the fighters had nothing but respect for each other. During the fight, both fighters put on a great show and Poirier showed that he has evolved since their first encounter. McGregor got knocked out in the second round as Poirier equaled the overall score in the rivalry.
Fight fans didn’t wait much as the trilogy fight between both the fighters took place in July 2021. This time things were different and McGregor was back to his usual self. During the build up for the fight, the verbal exchanges between the fighters got very ugly and personal.
Both McGregor and Porier went into the octagon on 11 July to destroy each other. Poirier dominated the first round. However, McGregor broke his leg and couldn’t continue declaring “the Diamond” as the winner.
But obviously, McGregor wasn’t happy with the situation and now most probably is looking forward to fighting with Poirier again in future.
As unlikely as it is, even if Conor gets to fight Dustin again the result will only equal if Conor wins. He will never have the lead to claim the series. However, if Dustin wins again it will only make their relationship and rivalry bitter considering Conor’s character.