Poirier eyes McGregor trilogy bout, Nate Diaz after win
Chris Unger / UFC / Getty

Dustin Poirier is eyeing big-money fights after his stunning win over Conor McGregor.

The former interim lightweight champion said at the UFC 257 postfight press conference that a trilogy bout with McGregor and a once-scheduled clash against Nate Diaz are his preferred options.

"A rematch with Conor interests me," Poirier said, according to MMA Fighting. "I've always wanted to whip Nate Diaz's ass. That interests me. ... Me and Conor are 1-1. Nate Diaz got away and likes to talk a lot of shit online."

Diaz responded to Poirier by calling him out in a tweet Sunday. The two were scheduled to meet in November 2018, but Poirier withdrew due to an injury.

After Poirier knocked out McGregor in the second round of Saturday's main event, UFC president Dana White said a vacant title fight between Poirier and Michael Chandler is the most likely option if Khabib Nurmagomedov relinquishes the belt.

But "The Diamond" isn't interested in facing Chandler, a former Bellator champion who finished the No. 6-ranked lightweight Dan Hooker in his UFC debut Saturday.

"I can guarantee I won't be fighting Michael Chandler," Poirier said, according to MMA Fighting's Steven Marrocco.

Poirier seemed more open to the idea of facing Charles Oliveira for the vacant title.

"I think he has more (of a case for the title shot)," he said. "I've been watching that guy for 10 years in the UFC (in) two different weight classes. He's fought the best of the best, over and over again. And he's been knocked down and gotten up, and he's proven what MMA and perseverance is. I respect that.

"Not that I don't respect Michael Chandler. I just think there's more work for him to do than beat a guy I just beat."

Comments
โœ•
Poirier eyes McGregor trilogy bout, Nate Diaz after win
ย ย Got something to say? Leave a comment below!
Daily Newsletter
Get the latest trending sports news daily in your inbox