Dustin Poirier Questions Future with Conor McGregor and His Own UFC Career

"Poirier Ponders: McGregor's Return and My Final Fight?"

Uncertain Future for “The Diamond”

UFC veteran Dustin Poirier voices uncertainty regarding his own future in the UFC and that of Conor McGregor’s. As Poirier prepares to make his return to the octagon this weekend at UFC 299, facing Benoit Saint Denis, questions linger not only about his career but also about the long-absent Conor McGregor. The shadow of their trilogy continues to loom over Poirier, with McGregor having not fought since their last encounter in July 2021 due to a foot injury.

McGregor’s Hesitant Comeback Plan

Despite McGregor’s announcement of wanting to fight Michael Chandler in July followed by concluding his trilogy with Nate Diaz in September, complications related to his UFC comeback have seemingly dampened his competitive spirit. McGregor’s future in the UFC remains as speculative as ever.

Poirier’s Perspective on McGregor and Retirement

Poirier expresses doubt about McGregor’s return to the UFC and reflects on his own career. “Who knows,” Poirier comments on McGregor’s future. He also addresses retirement rumors spurred by a recent interview, clarifying that any fight could potentially be his last. His focus remains on the upcoming fight and not on the speculation surrounding his retirement.

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Poirier’s Championship Ambitions

Despite being considered one of the best fighters in the UFC, Poirier has yet to secure the undisputed title. He believes that another spectacular win could propel him towards a title shot, emphasizing the importance of his performance in the upcoming match.

Dustin Poirier on Conor McGregor and Retirement

“Who knows,” said Poirier about Conor McGregor. “I’m a fan of the sport, so whenever that guy fights, you know I’ll be watching. But your guess is as good as mine. Who knows if he’ll ever come back?”

“I’ve seen people say it a lot,” Poirier said when discussing retirement. “I think it’s because of an interview I did a week ago. Someone asked me, ‘Is this your last fight if it doesn’t go the way you want?’ I said, ‘Well, any fight could be my last, whether I win or lose.'”


Poirier on His UFC Career and Future

“I’ve been doing this for a long time, so I just think they (took my words) and made a big deal out of it. We just have to fight. We just have to fight on Saturday.”

“I think a lot depends on how I win,” said Poirier. “If it’s a brutal finish or something like that, then I think I’m one win away from a title chance with a good performance. It would right the ship. It gets me back in the win column and we’ll go from there. I try not to look too far ahead because Saturday isn’t here yet.”

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