Even though a proposed fight in between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier has but-to-be finalized, the rumblings have the battle going down in the Welterweight division on January 23, 2021, even though it will not be occurring at AT&T Stadium in Dallas, Texas.
Current Lightweight winner Khabib Nurmagomedov, meanwhile, previosuly stated that the following person to defeat Poirier would get a shot at the strap, even if it is McGregor, a man he vowed to hardly ever give a further prospect to. Nonetheless, when asked by TSN’s Aaron Bronsteter whether or not he’d adhere to his term, Khabib stated he would … as very long as the winner beats “Diamond” at 155 kilos.
“I continue to sense this but you have to combat at 155. If you fight at 170 or 185 this is not a Lightweight contender battle. If you want to battle in Light-weight division for the belt, then you have to struggle in Lightweight,” said Khabib just before incorporating that if that is the recreation to be played then most likely he and Gaethje should bodyweight in at 170 kilos for their fight this Saturday (Oct. 24, 2020) at UFC 254.
“What is this? I am winner in 155 but give me fight at 170? Alright, then let us make weight with Justin Gaethje at 170. It’s the exact matter, if you want to fight for the title at 155 you have to make body weight at 155.”
While Nurmagomedov respects Poirier — which was obvious after their struggle at UFC 242 — “The Eagle” is a little bit puzzled as to why he agreed to give Conor the satisfaction of preventing at 170 kilos just because he started waving income about.
“I you should not have an understanding of why Dustin demonstrate his weak spot. This is just my belief. You have to say anything, and this is my belief. He have to do some thing, far too. They inquire him to combat and Conor said I am heading to donate you dollars and he say ‘yes, certainly, certainly.’
“But Dustin is a Lightweight fighter, he’s not a Welterweight fighter. Why are you likely to battle at 170? If you want to battle for the title then you have to make 155,” ongoing the 155-pound champion right before getting a person very last parting dig.
“So we will see. This Saturday the two very best Lightweights in the environment are heading to compete, and they are not Dustin and Conor.”
Of class, really should Gaethje dethrone Nurmagomedov at UFC 254 then it will only maximize the odds of McGregor or Poirier acquiring the next shot at his strap, as it’s harmless to presume that “Highlight” will not set forth the exact ailments as Khabib.
Or will he?
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