Coach: McGregor wants immediate trilogy bout vs. Poirier
Conor McGregor has his sights set on an immediate trilogy fight against Dustin Poirier.
John Kavanagh, his head coach, told ESPN's Ariel Helwani the former UFC two-division champion wants to face off with Poirier again, adding that a perfect timeframe would be within the next few months.
"He's already harassing everybody to get the rematch," Kavanagh said. "We would love the rematch. I don't think Dustin is against that. If we could get the rematch before the summer, that'd be amazing. If it's not to be, I guess I don't really know. Maybe he drifts off into the boxing."
McGregor lost to Poirier via second-round TKO in the UFC 257 main event Saturday. It was his first contest since a stoppage win over Donald Cerrone in January 2020.
The Irishman holds a 2014 win over Poirier, so his trainer hopes "The Diamond" returns the favor and agrees to the matchup. Poirier said after his victory that a trilogy bout against McGregor is one of two clashes that's of interest to him.
"We're 1-1," Kavanagh said. "We gave him the rematch after the first win, and I hope he returns the sentiment."