Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier may be about to compete for the vacant UFC lightweight title in January this year.
Note that this is purely speculation, but the stars are beginning to align.
Remember, UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov announced his withdrawal from the sport after winning the UFC 254 defeat of Justin Gaethje last weekend. Khabib has not officially withdrawn from the title, but he is expected to leave the game with a 29-0 ratio. Leave a blank on the 155-pound plane.
Although other competitors (such as Gates, Tony Ferguson, Michael Chandler, and even Charles Oliveira) are good candidates for the interim championship contention, the UFC has already planned for McGregor and Polyel Rematch between. The round has not yet been officially announced, but it is reported that UFC and ESPN only set a date for “notorious”
Earlier this month, McGregor’s head coach John Kavanagh hinted that the rematch between McGregor and Porill would be 170 pounds. It was a comfortable weight for both, but UFC Chairman Dana White quickly shot down something, claiming that the fight must be carried out at a lightweight level in order for the winner to win the division title.
Fortunately, McGregor is here and is now ready to move towards the 155-pound division. The first two division UFC champions posted the following to Twitter earlier on Friday, confirming that he will cut his salary to compete in a lightweight rather than middleweight way.
Fresh from McGregor FAST laboratory today. The whole body composition scan is completed, the result is returned=
The light sector strikes pic.twitter.com/4CiZOFkL2H
-Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) October 30, 2020
“Today fresh from the McGregor FAST laboratory. The complete body composition scan is completed, and the result is returned = the arrival of the lightweight department.” McGregor wrote.
In addition, McGregor and Prijel posted the following to social media only 10 minutes apart on Thursday, suggesting that they may have provided or even signed a contract for the game to be played in January.
Again, this is all speculation. Nothing was officially announced, and White even thought Habib might fight another fight in an effort to keep the sport at 30-0. This is unlikely, because Nurmagomedov looks like his words, but you never know.
McGregor retired earlier this year and has not participated in the lightweight competition since losing to Khabib more than two years ago. “Notorious” will win the 40-second TKO victory over Donald Cerrone in January this year, but he needs to win the UFC title with a victory of 155 pounds.
What do madmen say? Is it worth it for McGregor (McGregor) to fight Poirier II for the vacant lightweight title?