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Conor McGregor agrees to fight Dustin Poirier at UFC 178 following 'Notorious' call out in Dublin

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UFC President Dana White, however, is not ready to commit.

Esther Lin

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight attraction Conor McGregor was able to put his money where his mouth is by stopping Diego Brandao in the main event of UFC Fight Night 46 (full results here), which took place last Saturday (July 19, 2014) live on Fight Pass from the O2 Arena in Dublin, Ireland.

Dustin Poirier was not impressed.

In fact, the No. 6-ranked "Diamond" is looking to become the first man under the ZUFFA umbrella to silence the "Notorious" trash talker, who once accused Poirier of having a head shaped like a vegetable. While the fight may not make sense from a rankings perspective, the American Top Team (ATT) standout is willing to make an exception.

And he wants to do it at UFC 178.

"That would be perfect for me," McGregor said at today's UFC Fight Night 46 post-fight press conference (watch it here). "I already know that guy does not want to fight. He would have heard that [team mate] Cole Miller was pulling out of this fight and yet nothing. He didn't campaign for this main event spot."

McGregor claims Poirier, who trains with the injured Miller at ATT, "didn't make a peep" when UFC needed a replacement for the Dublin card, a spot that ultimately went to Brandao.

UFC President Dana White, who admitted that McGregor was likely going to fight in Las Vegas his next time out (home for UFC 178), was non-committal on the match up, and probably won't have an answer until he sits down with his matchmakers, as well as representatives from both camps.

In the meantime, does this potential pairing make sense to you?