Ahead of UFC 199, Dustin Poirier insists he's not chasing Conor McGregor rematch
Dustin Poirier definitely looks more at home at lightweight and many believe that Conor McGregor's future lies at 155 lbs. Does that mean a rematch is on the cards down the line?
It will certainly look a lot likelier if Poirier can get past Bobby Green on the main card of UFC 199 on Saturday night.
Poirier, the number 11 ranked lightweight in the world, seems much more of a threat since returning from a lengthy stint at 145 lbs and he can continue his charge towards a title shot if he beats 'King' in California.
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And while that's easier said than done Poirier, who was finished by McGregor in the first round of their 2014 meeting, maintains that he is much more focused on the 155 lb title than gaining vengeance over 'The Notorious' if they were ever to cross paths again.
"I'm not chasing anybody but the belt," Poirier told a scrum of reporters in Inglewood. "I don't have grudge matches with guys. This is a sport and a profession. I'm not chasing rematches.
"I'm chasing my goal which is to become a world champion.
"That's hindsight. If he (McGregor) gets back in front of me in the future then we'll deal with it then but, if that was the case, I would be chasing every loss I've had.
"I'm focused on the future, not the review."