Car Modification

Dustin Poirier desires Conor McGregor to go back in opposition to Justin Gaethje

Dustin Poirier performed matchmaker for the UFC’s light-weight department and has an concept for Conor McGregor’s go back.

Poirier (28-7 MMA, 20-6 UFC), a former intervening time light-weight champion, is coming off a name loss to Charles Oliveira at UFC 269 this previous December. He didn’t pick out an opponent for himself, however “The Diamond” put in combination 3 matchups within the stacked 155-pound department that he thinks make sense.

Previous to shedding to Oliveira, Poirier scored back-to-back stoppage wins over McGregor, who broke his leg of their trilogy bout at UFC 264 in July 2021. With McGregor (22-6 MMA, 10-4 UFC) nearing his go back, Poirier want to see him battle one in every of his former fighters, Justin Gaethje (23-4 MMA, 6-4 UFC).

“Justin Gaethje vs. the go back of Conor McGregor,” Poirier mentioned on ESPN’s DC & RC. “The hype, the accumulation – any individual’s going to sleep. I imply, you’re tuning in for a automotive damage – a head-on collision, and I need to see it.”

With the light-weight name these days vacant because of Oliveira (33-8 MMA, 21-8 UFC) lacking weight in his win over Gaethje at UFC 274, Poirier desires to peer the previous champ in opposition to the streaking Islam Makhachev (22-1 MMA, 11-1 UFC).

“Charles Oliveira vs. Islam – we’ve were given to do it,” Poirier mentioned. “I comprehend it’s a vacant name battle, however to me Charles is protecting his belt in opposition to Islam if this occurs, and I feel it will have to occur.”

In any case, Poirier pit his American Most sensible Workforce teammate Mateusz Gamrot (21-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) in opposition to Beneil Dariush (21-4-1 MMA, 15-4-1 UFC). Gamrot is coming off a prime match win in opposition to fellow emerging contender Arman Tsarukyan.

“Beneil Dariush – it is a curveball – vs. Gamrot, a man who I educate with, who’s breaking into the scores, who’s a perfect grappler, who must end up himself in opposition to a veteran – and that’s the battle,” Poirier mentioned. “That’s going to be a a laugh matchup. I feel it’s going to be numerous scrambles. Dariush goes to have bother getting him down, and if he does, he’s were given his palms complete there.”

Who does that go away for Poirier? Host Daniel Cormier recommended Michael Chandler, however Poirier didn’t appear too , in spite of the pair coming into an altercation whilst in attendance for UFC 276.

Related Articles

Back to top button