As per usual, Conor McGregor is in the news cycle again, but this time it is for a more tame reason, to everyone’s pleasant surprise. Unfortunately, it does include a fight call-out that may not make the most sense.
Conor McGregor Wants a Return at Lightweight, Wants a Title Fight
On Monday, McGregor took to Twitter to let the world know who he’d like to fight next in a since-deleted response to ESPN’s Marc Raimondi‘s article proposing the Irishman’s next matchup. Despite having lost in three of his four fights at lightweight to Khabib Nurmagomedov and Dustin Poirier twice, he says he will come back against the lightweight champion when he returns. He also referred to Poirier by saying “the trilogy unfinished” despite it being finished to many fans and media alike.
McGregor is still recovering from his nasty knee injury sustained during the third Poirier bout, but that does not seem to have slowed him down.
He does have a wheelchair boxing charity exhibition he is training for, and based on social media he is taking that as seriously as he would any other fight since it is all he can train for. As for Poirier, though, he may not even be the champ, because he does have a tough matchup coming up on December 11th against Charles Oliveira for the lightweight title that McGregor is chasing.
If Poirier wins, though, is a fourth fight really necessary? That depends on who you ask. There is also potential that Poirier may not be focused on McGregor at all when it is all said and done.
While Conor McGregor has no timeline for a return, he has the most important supporter for the fourth fight in his corner, UFC president Dana White. A fight with Oliveira probably will not happen if he wins on December 11th, because it likely would not sell like a fourth fight against Dustin Poirier would.
Regardless of what happens, it is most likely going to be the fourth matchup with Poirier, but who knows what McGregor and the UFC decide to do when it comes time.
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