- Dustin Poirier tweeted on Tuesday that he believes a rematch with Conor McGregor “makes a lot of sense at this point.”
- Poirier was defeated by Khabib Nurmagomedov on Saturday by submission in the third round.
- McGregor and Poirier last met in the Octagon in September 2014, where McGregor defeated Poirier by technical knockout 1:46 into the contest.
- McGregor recently said Poirier is a potential opponent as he embarks on his comeback to MMA.
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Dustin Poirier has pegged his next opponent.
After a disappointing loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov on Saturday where Poirier was defeated by submission in the third round, he expressed that he was unclear about his future in the sport.
“I think me and Conor running it back makes a lot of sense at this point,” Poirier tweeted.
I think me and Conor running it back makes a lot of sense at this point.
— The Diamond (@DustinPoirier) September 10, 2019
The two first met in the Octagon in September 2014 when Poirier was still competing as a featherweight. Heated press conferences and interviews leading up to the bout ended with a statement victory from McGregor. Poirier was defeated by technical knockout just 1:46 into the opening round.
The contest marked the last time Poirier competed at 145 pounds, while it brought McGregor closer to his first UFC title as the 2015 Featherweight Championship.
Poirier moved up to lightweight and has since amassed a 9-2 record with one no contest.
Now, it appears he wants a chance to avenge the loss.
McGregor has not competed since being defeated by Nurmagomedov at UFC 229 in October 2018. He announced his shocking retirement from MMA in March 2019 but has recently expressed interest in fighting again before the end of the year.
Dustin Poirier says a rematch with Conor McGregor 'makes a lot of sense at this point'