Conor McGregor has made a habit of jumping onto Twitter following big UFC events and either complimenting the winners of the main event, angling for a potential future fight, or both.
In the case of UFC 236’s main event on Saturday night, there was another angle: The duo competing for the interim lightweight belt at Atlanta’s State Farm Arena, Dustin Poirier and UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway, were both previously defeated by McGregor.
McGregor defeated Holloway via unanimous decision in Boston in 2013 and finished Poirier in the first round at UFC 178 in Las Vegas.
Perhaps that’s why McGregor was gregarious toward both competitors.
Note that McGregor tried to steer Poirier toward a bout with Nate Diaz, which was scheduled for UFC 230 at Madison Square Garden in November, a fight which eventually fell out.
Poirier, as interim lightweight champ, is expected to be next in line for UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, a fight McGregor no doubt wants for himself.
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Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie
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