Conor McGregor sure likes to use Twitter when there could be a fight on the horizon, doesn’t he?
The Irishman is looking to put recent controversies behind him and get back in the octagon as soon as his broken hand is fully healed, and it looks like Dustin Poirier is in his crosshairs.
Diamond is coming off a loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov, but, before that, he had run through a slew of top lightweight contenders.
McGregor knocked Poirier out in the first round when the two men last met in 2014, but things have really changed since then.
Five years is a long time in the fight game and while McGregor has been to the summit of the division, since his loss to Khabib last November he’s been out of the UFC loop.Conor McGregor is one of the biggest stars in the world
Poirier is the total opposite and now seems the perfect time for both men to do battle. Poirier wants it, but Justin Gaethje is coming off a very impressive win over Donald Cerrone that could put him in that spot, too.
He was meant to get that fight earlier this year, but McGregor’s injury put the brakes on it. Now, according to Ariel Helwani, the UFC are looking to make the fight with Poirier and make it in December and McGregor is not making a comeback to boxing.
McGregor’s ambitions of having the fight in Dublin are likely wide of the mark, but it seems all sides are motivated to getting the deal done.