The day after his loss, Poirier sparked uncertainty around his future as he hinted at retirement in a short clip.
“Thank you guys for the support, it means a lot to me. If I choose to fight again, I’ll be back strong. If not, I’ll see what god has in store for me. Thank you”
That was likely just an emotional post from Poirier as the feeling was still raw. He has now come out and stated that he would like to fight McGregor next saying that the fight “makes a lot of sense”.
The pair first squared off at UFC 178 in 2014 where McGregor won via TKO in the first round. Although McGregor won the bout convincingly, Poirier has looked like a much-improved fighter since moving up to lightweight and has a 9-2-0 1NC record with wins over huge names such as Eddie Alvarez, Justin Gaethje, Anthony Pettis and Max Holloway.
McGregor, however, is the former UFC lightweight champion but has only gone 1-1 since moving up to lightweight.
The fight makes a lot of sense right now as Tony Ferguson should get the next title shot against Nurmagomedov, therefore McGregor and Poirier are the two next best names in the division. If McGregor won then he would get the winner of the title fight, if Poirier wins, he remains near the top of the division and puts himself very close to the title picture again.