“I will carry on” were the words Conor McGregor used after Khabib Nurmagomedov announced his retirement from MMA soon after his emphatic win over Justin Gaethje at UFC 254. Needless to say, McGregor is walking the talk. The Notorious was spotted training ahead of the epic showdown against Dustin Poirier. Former dual champion Conor McGregor is set to take on former interim champion Dustin Poirier in a rematch. McGregor has a win over Poirier when both the fighters were making a name for themselves in the MMA world.
Good performance @TeamKhabib.
I will carry on.
Respect and condolences on your father again also. To you and family.
Yours sincerely, The McGregors.
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) October 24, 2020
After Khabib Nurmagomedov’s decision to retire from the sport, it is speculated that Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier could well be for the vacant lightweight title. However, Khabib’s retirement has not been made official yet by the UFC. Khabib is yet to vacate the lightweight strap, and only time will tell what lies ahead for the UFC’s lightweight division.
Dustin Poirier vs Conor McGregor to take place for the vacant lightweight championship?
Earlier, former two-time Bellator lightweight champion had expressed his interest at a 4-man tournament to determine the #1 contender for the UFC lightweight championship. There are several front runners for the lightweight strap including Justin Gaethje who is fresh off a championship loss, however, has a win over former interim champion Tony Ferguson. Additionally, even the El Cucuy is in the picture, having taken a short-notice fight against Justin Gaethje back in April and not getting a title shot despite raking up 13 straight victories inside the UFC’s lightweight division.
One cannot simply deny McGregor‘s ability inside the Octagon. With wins over the likes of some of the most prominent names in the history of the lightweight division,
Conor McGregor should be the favorite going into this fight. However, if Dustin Poirier can mix his game and take the fight to the ground, there’s a reason to believe that Poirier could create an upset. Needless to say, Conor McGregor’s return to the UFC is going to bring back a lot of memories for all the fight fans involved.
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