Dustin Poirier believes UFC will make a decision on Khabib Nurmagomedov title situation soon

Dustin Poirier faces Khabib Nurmagomedov in the past
Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia compete against Dustin Poirier of United States in their Lightweight Title Bout during the UFC 242 event (Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images)

Khabib Nurmagomedov is retired but still holds the UFC title and Dustin Poirier believes a decision will be made soon

Dustin Poirier was the latest guest on the Joe Rogan experience and The Diamond shared his thoughts on several events in the UFC.

One big talking point was his rematch against Conor McGregor at UFC 257. The Diamond got a huge win thanks to a KO and there are talks of a trilogy between the two.

Dustin Poirier defeated Conor McGregor at UFC 257
(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)

McGregor and Poirier seem keen on getting that fight next. However, there is no clarity on what happens to the UFC Lightweight title either.

Khabib Nurmagomedov still holds the belt despite retiring a few months back. It is unlikely that Poirier vs McGregor 3 will also be for the belt and The Diamond also hasn’t pushed for a title fight.

However, Rogan pressed Poirier for an answer and asked if he wanted to fight for the belt if Khabib did retire completely.

Khabib Nurmagomedov announced his retirement after UFC 254
Khabib Nurmagomedov was in tears after UFC 254 (Twitter)

Poirier didn’t know what he was going to say if White told him the next fight is for the title. However, he believed that the UFC will make a decision on Khabib and the belt soon:

“We will see what happens man. I think it’s going to be something soon because we have got to keep it moving.

“They are not going to sit forever chasing Khabib and the division has to move on.”

A crazy stacked Lightweight division

Khabib doesn’t seem keen on returning to the UFC now and there are some amazing fighters in the Lightweight division.

Charles Oliveira, Michael Chandler and Justin Gaethje are also in the mix for a shot at the title.

While Poirier vs McGregor 3 will be a blockbuster PPV for the UFC, there are a few who don’t believe this should be a title fight.

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)

The pair just fought with Poirier getting the win and Kevin Holland brought up two other stars that should get the title shot.

He named Oliveira and Chandler as the two who could fight for an interim belt. Oliveira is on an eight-fight win streak and has looked great while Chandler put on an explosive performance on his UFC debut.

Chandler, a former Bellator champion, knocked out Dan Hooker on his debut and wants to take on all comers.

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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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