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Dustin Poirier hints at not wanting trilogy with Conor McGregor after UFC 257

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)

Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor are 1-1 in their history but The Diamond might not be keen on a trilogy

UFC 257 saw a lot of talking points get pushed after Dustin Poirier defeated Conor McGregor.

This result came as a bit of a shock as many believed the old McGregor is back. However, Poirier was able to TKO his rival and avenge the loss from UFC 178.

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)

Poirier also seems to be in the running for the UFC Lightweight title. Khabib Nurmagomedov is holding the title but he isn’t keen on returning. Khabib beat Poirier in the past and it will be interesting to see what happens with the UFC belt.

However, McGregor’s coach claimed that the Irishman wants to face Poirier in a third fight for the Lightweight title.

Both are former champions, Poirier being an interim one, and McGregor also wants a third fight. However, Poirier doesn’t seem all that interested in a trilogy and went out to say that he is the champion.

The Diamond has been calling himself the uncrowned champion since winning at UFC 257 but there is a lot of competition for the gold.

White has to take some big decisions regarding the title

Poirier should be in the title scene but who he faces is a big question. A rematch with McGregor, the third one, would be another blockbuster event.

However, McGregor fighting for the title after a loss isn’t right. Justin Gaethje also spoke about needing to get a win before going for the title as he had lost to Khabib Nurmagomedov in his last outing.

Michael Chandler beat Dan Hooker on his UFC debut
(R-L) Michael Chandler punches Dan Hooker of New Zealand 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)

Charles Oliveira looked impressive in the dismantling of Tony Ferguson. On the other hand, Michael Chandler was also impressive on his UFC debut after he knocked out Dan Hooker in the co-main event at UFC 257.

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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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