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Chael Sonnen highlights one problem in setting up Dustin Poirier vs Conor McGregor trilogy

Dustin Poirier got a huge win over Conor McGregor at UFC 257
Dustin Poirier reacts after his knockout victory over Conor McGregor of Ireland in a lightweight fight during the UFC 257 event inside Etihad Arena on UFC Fight Island on January 23, 2021 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Conor McGregor wants the trilogy vs Dustin Poirier but it might not happen

Chael Sonnen also brought up the discussion regarding the Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier trilogy.

This is something that McGregor has spoken about and his coach also said the same. Poirier vs McGregor 3 could be for the title. However, The Diamond is already in the talks of a title shot and he has been a little vague in a rematch against McGregor for the third time.

Dustin Poirier beat Conor Mcgregor
(R-L) Dustin Poirier punches Conor McGregor of Ireland in a lightweight fight during the UFC 257 event inside Etihad Arena on UFC Fight Island on January 23, 2021 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Sonnen was speaking on his YouTube channel and brought up why Poirier wouldn’t mind facing the Irishman again.

“I don’t think he is against it. He beat Conor, why would he not want and do that again? I am going to assume in his largest payday ever.”

However, he hadn’t spoken to Poirier yet but he had another problem for the fight.

No go for Poirier vs McGregor trilogy

One issue that Sonnen brought up was McGregor fighting for the title despite losing. Khabib Nurmagomedov is unlikely to return and Poirier should be in line for a Lightweight title shot:

“The one and only problem I have in speaking to you guys about a trilogy or even predicting the trilogy.

“My problem is Dustin’s next fight’s gotta be for the belt. Which means if he is fighting Conor that has to be a title fight.

“That means Dustin, who has earned a title shot, against Conor who just got cleaned up prior to the title fight.”

Sonnen brought up his title fights from the past and said things like this can happen. The MMA legend lost to Anderson Silva for the Middleweight title and then lost to Jon Jones in his next fight for the Light Heavyweight title.

Chael Sonnen is a legend in the MMA business
Chael Sonnen reacts after winning the fight with a tap out by guillotine choke against Mauricio Rua in their light heavyweight bout at TD Garden on August 17, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

However, Sonnen claimed that McGregor would have to change his approach and become the fierce Irishman that tormented the UFC in the past.

McGregor took a more relaxed approach and had a ton of respect for Poirier before the fight. That wasn’t his usual self and well, he did get knocked out in the second round.

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Written by Saiyed Adeem Karim

Ditching a corporate job to follow a dream isn't easy, but when football comes calling, who can say no? Been following the beautiful game since 1998. Liverpool addict, F1 fanatic!

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