Poirier is interested in either a rematch with McGregor or facing Diaz next.
McGregor said: "My team has been the team since day one, I've not changed any team".
Before their match, McGregor had said he feels he is in the best shape of his life and hopes to compete 7 times over the next year and a half. Many social media users posting edited shots of McGregor lying stricken on the canvas with a swollen face shortly after the fight, photoshopping the Notorious into a number of comical scenarios. You should have taken the Jake Paul fight for $50 million, but now I got $10,000 for you.
"This is like Rocky III, when you get offered a 300 foot yacht, it is tough to be a savage when he is living like he is". I have to dust it off and come back, and that's what I will do. Time will tell. But while he looked like a faded fighter during the short time he was in the cage with Poirier, one thing is sure: McGregor will not be treated like one by the UFC.
McGregor's dismissal of Khabib's comments mostly stems from his belief that the outcome of the fight was influenced more by what Poirier did well than any flaw in his fight preparations.
McGregor expressed being at a loss and said the knockout was hard to take, praising Poirier for the skills that had him end up with a "dead" calf. Chandler (22-5 overall), a three-time former Bellator champion, knocked out Dan Hooker in the first round of the co-main event of UFC 257. Nurmagomedov has beaten both McGregor and Poirier in the past 2 1/2 years.
McGregor might remain the biggest superstar in mixed martial arts, but not even his drawing power could justify awarding him a title shot after being finished in his last two lightweight outings. He expressed the wish for a third fight with Poirier and said he'd "adopt a different approach" for it. No, for the five-division world champion, he knows exactly why he was castigated while McGregor was praised. But while the loss to Dustin Poirier may sting, his status as one of the top attractions in all of sports and entertainment remains strong. Rodriguez got a second-round stoppage with a flurry of punches and a knee in the opening minute.
Poirier: I know you were trying to check them.