Conor McGregor dealt with his TKO reduction to Dustin Poirier at UFC 257 – his 1st in blended martial arts – with grace and humility. Just a handful of days later, he was by now clamoring for a further rematch.
Talking with ESPN’s Ariel Helwani, McGregor’s head coach John Kavanagh claimed if it is up to MMA’s brightest star for what’s subsequent in his vocation, it would be a trilogy combat with Poirier.
McGregor gained their initial struggle at UFC 178 through a 1st-spherical TKO stoppage.
“(Conor is) previously harassing everyone to get the rematch, so we would really like the rematch. I do not believe Dustin is against that,” Kavanagh mentioned. “If we could get the rematch ahead of the summer months, that’d be wonderful.”
The promotion’s uncertainty regarding regardless of whether or not undisputed UFC light-weight winner Khabib Nurmagomedov would return from retirement heading into UFC 257 prevented the primary celebration from turning out to be a title battle.
Hindsight getting 20/20, numerous enthusiasts and pundits believe that the primary occasion ought to have been for the lightweight strap.
Must Poirier vs. McGregor 3 be a fight for the UFC championship?
Now that the score is one to 1 involving McGregor and Poirier, Helwani prompt the prospective trilogy really should be for the undisputed lightweight title now that it is clear Nurmagomedov will not be coming back, irrespective of not owning his title stripped by the UFC.
Kavanagh liked the seem of that.
“That’s the significant push, that is the tale. It’s 1 to one particular, a single apiece,” Kavanagh said in reference to the to start with two McGregor and Poirier bouts. “They’re proper up there in the rankings, they’re very preferred fighters.”
Even if this thought comes to fruition, McGregor desires time to recuperate from the first knockout loss of his MMA profession.
Kavanagh, however, is perfectly mindful. The SBG Ireland head coach already has a thirty day period in head for the probable trilogy title struggle.
“Dustin vs. Conor a few, for the belt,” Kavanagh claimed. “Maybe May or something like that, would not that be astounding?”
What’s your perfect scenario for a UFC light-weight title struggle to exchange Khabib? Do you think it should really be Poirier vs. McGregor 3? Remark underneath.
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