Former two division UFC champion Conor McGregor, who defeated both of the UFC 236 main event fighters, would congratulate Poirier on the win via Twitter while naming Nate Diaz as Poirier’s next opponent:
Amazing main event fights. How fighting should be!— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) April 14, 2019
Max you are insanely tough!
Please rest up now young Uce, you are a warrior head to toe!
A champion FOREVER.
Congratulations Dustin on a much deserved UFC title to your career.
It is Nate next for you like previously scheduled.
UFC President Dana White has stated that Poirier and UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov will compete next, with Nurmagomedov previously stating that he’d like to have the bout happen this September.
Poirier and Diaz were linked to a fight late last year at UFC 230, but Poirier was forced to withdrawal from that bout due to a hip injury. Diaz and McGregor have also fought twice before, with Diaz winning at UFC 196 and McGregor winning at UFC 202.