It seems like Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor are bound to clash in the near future, from the UFC pushing that fight on air after McGregor picked up his win over Diego Brandao to Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor themselves talking about it. It appears to be imminent. Dustin Poirier was on the MMAHour yesterday and was talking about McGregor, where he had some choice words about the ascension of McGregor.
“Right off the bat I’ve been fired up about this guy,” he told host Ariel Helwani. “I’ve been in this division since the WEC merged. I’ve paid my dues, and I’ve stayed quiet and busted my ass, day in, day out, won the fights I needed to win, and I’ve had some tough fights. I feel I need to be up there. I need to be up there where people are talking about me. [McGregor’s] name and the featherweight title should never come out of anybody’s mouth. I can’t believe the hype he’s getting.”
Those are, of course, strong words. [source]