Coach: McGregor wants immediate trilogy bout vs. Poirier

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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."

Coach: McGregor wants immediate trilogy bout vs. Poirier
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