UFC 302: Dustin Poirier Leaves Door Open for Fourth Conor McGregor Fight

Never say never!
Dustin Poirier isn’t ruling out a fourth fight with Conor McGregor, even if “The Diamond” clearly isn’t excited about the prospect right now.
Poirier had recently written off another bout against “The Notorious,” saying that ship had sailed and he didn’t need that kind of negative energy in his life. Fair enough, given the sleazy things McGregor said about his wife leading up to their last bout.
But, Poirier softened his stance a bit in a new interview with ESPN Radio, admitting there was a chance the match could come together.
“It could, if the stars align,” he said. “But, it just feels [pointless] even talking about it. After going through the rivalry with him for so many years, and fighting him back-to-back in 2021. As I prepare to get ready for a fight week for the undisputed belt, and he’s fighting a guy whose last fight I choked him out. It just feels so far removed, and so many things have to happen before then.”
“So, I’ll just focus on right now, and that’s Islam Makhachev,” Poirier concluded.
There’s no doubt in our minds that if Poirier beats Makhachev at UFC 302 this upcoming weekend (Sat., June 1, 2024) in Newark, N.J., and McGregor beats Michael Chandler at UFC 303, which takes place at the end of the same month (Sat., June 29, 2024) in Las Vegas, Nevada, the two will have to meet again before the end of the year for a final fight to conclude their rivalry.
Sure, Poirier is 2-1 over McGregor. But, that second win came off McGregor breaking his leg in half (see it here). There’s cause for a fourth fight to settle things, and more important, a whole lot of money to be made.
The path back to “Poirier vs. McGregor 4” isn’t as far-fetched as Poirier would have us believe, but he’s certainly taking the right attitude putting it out of his mind until he deals with the task at hand: beating Makhachev for the 155-pound belt in “The Garden State.”
It won’t be easy.