Dana White Shuts Down Talk Of McGregor vs. Poirier Being At 170lbs

Dana White talks to Conor McGregor

Conor McGregor’s long-time coach John Kavanagh appears to be under the impression that a still-to-be-confirmed rematch between ‘The Notorious’ and Dustin Poirier will take place at 170lbs, but it seems that Dana White has other ideas.

“Watching @TheNotoriousMMA do MMA rounds lately has been a real joy and education,” Kavanagh had wrote on Twitter recently. “Fluidity of movement with elite level timing and skill. Dustin has improved so much since first meeting, conor has improved much more imo. To see them hydrated & healthy at 170 will be fascinating.”

However, when White was asked about the fight during an interview with BT Sport earlier this week he made it very clear that there’s no chance he’ll let them compete at welterweight.

“It’s 155 pounds, I’m not putting on a freaking multi-million dollar fight at a catch weight that means nothing,” White stated. “That fight means nothing at 170. Neither one of those two are ranked at 170 pounds and it doesn’t do anything in the [155] pound division if either one of them win cause they’re fighting at 170. It literally makes no sense.

“There are plenty of organizations that put on fights that make no sense. You can go and watch those kinds of fights every weekend. That’s not what we do here.”

White’s statement echoes that of current lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, who has already said during fight week that he’d only take on the winner of McGregor vs. Poirier if they compete at 155lbs.

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