Dustin Poirier

Dustin Poirier reacts to taking a punch from Conor McGregor in the main event of UFC 257. Poirier won the fight by a second-round TKO.

Dustin Poirier vs Conor McGregor winner likely to receive title shot says Dana White

As UFC 264 draws closer each day, there will be plenty of conversation leading into the trilogy main event between Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor, and now the stakes have been raised in a major way. With both McGregor and Poirier having knocked each other out in both of their respective first two meetings, UFC President Dana White has said that there is an opportunity at undisputed gold in the future of this weekend’s winner.

During an interview with Oscar Willis of The Mac Life, White not only explained the magnitude and popularity of the trilogy fight between the two but also revealed that the winner will be next in line for a title fight shot opportunity against undisputed champion Charles Oliveira.

With UFC 264 being the first full capacity UFC event in Las Vegas since the COVID-19 pandemic began, White told Willis that there are more celebrities expected in attendance than ever, as well as the most pre-sale PPV purchases for any event in company history.

“This kid [Conor McGregor] is a global superstar, worldwide. This fight this weekend has more celebrities coming than any fight ever in UFC history, got more pre-buiys than any fight in UFC history. I’ve been saying to fans, if you know you’re buying this fight this Saturday night, do it now, do it this week, don’t do it Saturday.”

While there may not be a belt on the line when Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor, Dana White says this fight between the two has all the makings of a perfect fight.

“It’s the perfect fight. It’s one of those trilogy fights, people love trilogies. What Conor did Poirier the first fight, what Poirier did to Conor the second fight. These guys are both in a position right now if they win on Saturday night, for a title shot. I mean just so much on the line, trilogy, these are fun fights.”

Back in 2019, Dustin Poirier got his first UFC gold when he defeated Max Holloway to become UFC interim champion, he would later go on to fall up short against undefeated champion Khabib Nurmagomedov. Conor McGregor has held both the UFC lightweight and featherweight titles but has lost two of his last three fights inside the UFC Octagon.

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