“Conor was beaten up” – Charles Oliveira believes Dustin Poirier vs Conor McGregor 3 for title makes “no sense”

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 vs Dustin Poirier 3 could well be on the cards in the future

There are rumours that say UFC lightweight icons Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor could complete a trilogy of fights sometime in the near future.

The Notorious One beat the Diamond in 2014 at UFC 178. But in the fight that mattered, Poirier chalked up an impressive win via TKO against McGregor at UFC 257.

He is surely first in line for the lightweight belt now. And McGregor himself spoke of his desire to make a rematch happen after the UFC 257 main event.

Dustin Poirier vs Conor McGregor 3 has been touted ever since The Diamond's UFC 257 win.
Dustin Poirier vs Conor McGregor 3 has been touted ever since The Diamond’s UFC 257 win. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

However, many would think that it would be unfair to the likes of Michael Chandler and Charles Oliveira. The latter, in fact, had his say this week on the matter.

Speaking to ESPN MMA on YouTube, the Brazilian stated (via a translator) his opinion on the fight. He said that it is possible, but one that can wait as McGregor was easily beaten.

“This fight could happen but not right now. Because Conor was beaten up so there is nobody else that Dustin could fight except [Charles].”

Charles Oliveira backs himself to fight The Diamond amid Poirier vs McGregor 3 rumours

He states, via his translator, that the third fight makes no sense as of now because the Notorious One was knocked out clean.

“Right now, there’s no sense in having the third fight for the title since he was knocked out. Charles is ready, man, he fought 8 guys and won every fight. It’s just time man.”

Charles Oliveira of Brazil punches Tony Ferguson in their lightweight bout during the UFC 256 event.
Charles Oliveira of Brazil punches Tony Ferguson in their lightweight bout during the UFC 256 event. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

And when Ariel Helwani, the host of the ESPN MMA talk show, asked Oliveira of when he would like to return, his translator said exactly what MMA fans wanted to hear.

“Right now, man. He’s ready.”

As he noted in his interview, Oliveira is in great form. He is unbeaten since December 2017 and if he does get a fight with The Diamond next, no one would argue with that.

Oliveira’s last performance was a special win over Tony Ferguson and it is to be seen who his next rival is.

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