Dustin Poirier is now set welcome Nate Diaz inside the octagon for the Stockton native’s big UFC return in the co-main event of UFC 230 on Nov. 3 in New York. Meanwhile, Conor McGregor is getting a title shot against reigning UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov in the main event of UFC 229 on Oct. 6.
With all of that in mind, Georges St-Pierre, a fighter that has not competed since vacating his middleweight title over a case of colitis, has revealed that he is interested in making his lightweight debut against the winner of Nurmagomedov and McGregor. Speaking on The MMA Hour, Dustin Poirier has come forward with his thoughts on the matter.
“Nah, it’s not happening. Look, after I beat Nate Diaz, I’m fighting for the belt. Or I’m fighting GSP, but he’s not going to get [a title shot] before I do.”
“When I beat Nate Diaz and it’s my turn to fight for that belt, when I win that belt, when history looks back at all of this, nobody can ever say I didn’t earn anything. I never took the easy route. I’ve always fought the best guys. I’ve never pulled out of a fight. I’ve never missed weight.”
“I’ve put it all on the line every time, win, lose, or draw, and that’s what I want to be left behind in my legacy. A guy who just pushed through it all and kept at it and stayed true to the path, and this is all part of my legacy.”