Dustin Poirier has twice agreed to proposals to fight Conor McGregor recently and yet he’s still in the dark about whether the fight will happen or not.
Poirier was first approached by McGregor himself about the possibility of a charity fight outwith the UFC recently, and ‘The Diamond’ eagerly agreed after ‘The Notorious’ offered to donate $500,000 to his ‘Good Fight Foundation’ charity.
Dana White then counteracted that by claiming he’d made an offer to have the fight place inside the Octagon instead, which Poirier quickly confirmed he’d also be happy to do.
However, McGregor has gone quiet since then and, according to Poirier, so have the UFC, leaving him none-the-wiser as to watch comes next for him.
“I don’t really know, honestly, what’s going on with the whole situation,” Poirier said on UFC Unfiltered. “Of course I would take the fight. I would fight him, I would fight Tony (Ferguson), I just want big fights and I think that’s what’s coming. I would like to fight again this year. We’ll see. I haven’t heard back from negotiation side of the UFC or Conor, but it’s a new week and I’m hoping to hear something.”
But whether it’s McGregor, Ferguson or someone else, Poirier has made it clear that he just wants the opportunity to get back into the Octagon before the year is over.
“I want to fight this year. I want to fight before the new year. I don’t know about (this) fight but somebody. I want to fight somebody. If something else falls through or doesn’t come together, I want to fight. I’ve been fighting since 2007 and I’ve never fought one time in a 12-month period. I’ve only got one fight in this year. I’m healthy, I’m training, I’m fit, I want to scrap.
“I’m ready right now. Tomorrow. Knock on the door, we can go right now.”