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Midnight Mania! Dustin Poirier answers Conor McGregor’s call for rubber match, ‘we are going to do it a third time’

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UFC 257: Poirier v McGregor Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

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After scoring the biggest win of his career and becoming the first man to knock out Conor McGregor in the process (WATCH IT!), Dustin Poirier has a ton of options. He’s almost certainly going to fight for the title next, but there are simply countless potential opponents for Poirier. Charles Oliveira more than deserves a title shot himself, Michael Chandler is coming off a huge knockout (even if Poirier is unimpressed), and somehow Nate Diaz has once again talked himself into the mix!

Oh, and then there’s the potential for a rematch with Conor McGregor, the biggest money option of the lot. The two are 1-1 opposite each other, and McGregor himself called for the trilogy bout earlier today on Instagram.

“Hats off! A well fought fight by The Diamond,” McGregor wrote. “1 a piece now with a Trilogy bout for all the marbles! Wow! Exciting! Not a trilogy I was expecting, nor the tactical affair I was anticipating, but I’d be lying if I said this wasn’t meant to be. This is exactly how this was always meant to be! Buzzing!!”

Poirier’s response was far less wordy then the Irishman’s detailed recap, but it would appear that “The Diamond” is ready to run it back.

Of course, there are still many details to be determined before contracts are signed, but if both McGregor and Poirier want to complete their trilogy sooner than later, UFC will likely jump on board.

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