Dustin Poirier reveals he wants trilogy bout with Conor McGregor to happen in June or July, while insisting it will be a ‘completely different fight’ following American’s stunning second-round knockout at UFC 257
- Dustin Poirier wants trilogy fight with Conor McGregor to happen in June or July
- The American secured a stunning second-round knockout at UFC 257 in January
- The victory saw several hint at trilogy fight following Irishman’s 2014 victory
- The Diamond expects it happen this year but insisted it will be ‘different fight’
Dustin Poirier has revealed he wants his much-anticipated trilogy fight with Conor McGregor to happen in June or July of this year.
The ‘Diamond’ secured a stunning second-round knock-out win over the Irishman at UFC 257 in January with a third bout strongly hinted at following McGregor’s 2014 victory.
But while Poirier will go in as a heavy favourite after his dominant victory, the American insisted that will hold no bearing on the outcome of the next.
Dustin Poirier (left) expects trilogy fight with Conor McGregor (right) to happen in June or July
‘It’s fighting man, I don’t think you ever really (have someone’s number). He’ll make adjustments. It’ll be a completely different fight,’ Poirier told Joe Rogan on his podcast.
‘Like the first one and the second one were different, the third one is going to be different as well. I’m going to make adjustments as well. I’m going to switch it up, keep things fresh and keep him guessing.’
Although Poirier would want the trilogy for the belt, he claimed McGregor’s two consecutive defeats puts him out of contention from UFC for a title fight.
The American secured stunning second-round knockout over McGregor at UFC 257 in January
If they do end up having the trilogy, which seems likely, Poirier revealed he is hoping the fight happens sometime this summer.
‘Conor’s been away so long. His last two fights he’s lost so you can’t put him in there for a title fight. How could you justify doing that when you have guys like (Charles) Oliveira?
Asked when he would like the fight to happen, Poirier said: ‘June, July. My wife’s birthday is coming up, we’re going to go somewhere for a couple of days,’ Poirier added.
Despite his dominant victory, Poirier insisted third bout will be ‘completely different fight’
‘If I get the call and it’s time to go to work, I will lock myself in training camp. But, I’m still not right now ready to go back to Florida a month removed from the last fight and lockdown for another ten weeks or whatever it is.
‘We’ll see. If they call, I will do it,’ Poirier said. ‘But, I’d rather it be a little bit further. Let me enjoy my life back home in Louisiana before I go right back out to Florida. I’ll do it anytime, I’ll do it here.’