Conor McGregor ‘ready to roll’ as UFC targets Dustin Poirier trilogy this summer, says president Dan White

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Former UFC champion Conor McGregor on the scales (Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
Former UFC champion Conor McGregor on the scales (Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Conor McGregor is eager to step back into the Octagon as soon as possible to complete his trilogy with Dustin Poirier, according to UFC president Dana White.

Poirier stopped McGregor in the second round of the pair’s lightweight bout in January, over six years after the Irishman defeated the American in the first round of their featherweight contest.

And almost immediately after losing to Poirier two months ago, former dual-weight champion McGregor was calling for a rematch.

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The 32-year-old’s appetite for that fight has not waned, White said, telling The Jim Rome Show: “Conor’s ready to roll. Conor wants to fight again.

“He wants the rematch with Dustin Poirier, and he wants it as soon as possible. We’re working on it. Hopefully this summer.

“I think the loss put him back into a really good place. It’s the classic Rocky III.

“You’re pulling up to the fight in yachts and covered in Versace and you got all the money in the world, it’s hard to stay hungry.”

The January clash with Poirier marked McGregor’s first bout in 12 months, and prior to his 40-second win against Donald Cerrone in January 2020, the Irishman had last competed in October 2018 – when he was submitted by rival Khabib Nurmagomedov.

‘Notorious’ (22-5) has lost three of his last six contests.

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