Reigning UFC lightweight winner Khabib Nurmagomedov is not a admirer of how Dustin Poirier is dealing with his combat negotiations with Conor McGregor.
It appears to only be a issue of time prior to Conor McGregor’s and Dustin Poirier’s verbally agreed-upon fight for UFC 257 gets formal. And so far, all community indications are that the negotiations for the bout took area completely underneath Conor McGregor’s terms.
Do it for charity? McGregor’s thought. Nah, nevermind, UFC it is: McGregor’s concept. Body weight class that Dustin Poirier has in no way competed at (170)? All indications position to that also staying McGregor’s strategy. So quite a great deal almost everything that the public is privy to relating to this fight’s negotiations has been dictated entirely by Conor McGregor and his team. This has not long gone unnoticed by popular opponent of the two and lightweight winner Khabib Nurmagomedov, who thinks that Dustin Poirier’s passiveness portrays weak point:
“I don’t have an understanding of why Dustin display his weak spot,” Khabib advised TSN this 7 days. “This is just my belief. You have to say something, ‘Hey, this is my belief, far too.’ He have to do a thing, too. Like, Ok, they check with him battle, Conor say he gonna donate you funds and he say, ‘Oh, certainly, yes, sure,” everywhere you go. But Dustin is lightweight fighter. He’s not welterweight fighter. Why you gonna fight in 170? If you wanna fight for the title following, you have to make 155. Combat in lightweight division.”
Indeed, Nurmagomedov has been distinct that if the McGregor/Poirier battle takes location at welterweight rather of light-weight that it would be irrelevant to the lightweight division and that he would have no curiosity in preventing the winner. Time will notify if Poirier will consider that and Khabib’s harsh evaluation of his passiveness into thing to consider.
Khabib Nurmagomedov is occupied sufficient without having wondering of how McGregor/Poirier will transform out, as he will be defending his light-weight championship versus Justin Gaethje in the main celebration of UFC 254 this Saturday.
Do you concur with Khabib? Is Dustin Poirier showing weak spot in his battle negotiations with Conor McGregor?
This short article initial appeared on MMANews.com on 10/20/2020