Dana White Insists Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier II Must Be At Lightweight

Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier are reportedly set to meet for a second time in early 2021, but there is an aspect of the fight that Dana White isn’t happy with.

John Kavanagh recently hinted that the fight could happen at 170 pounds, but White says a battle at 170 means nothing for McGregor or Poirier in the long run.

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“It’s 155 pounds,” White told BT Sport (via Simon Samano of MMA Junkie). “I’m not putting on a friggin’ multi-million dollar fight at a catchweight that means nothing. … That fight means nothing at 170.”

McGregor and Poirier met for the first time at UFC 178 in September of 2014, with that encounter being held at featherweight. The UFC President also argues that fighting at welterweight makes no sense for McGregor or Poirier, since neither are ranked at that weight class.

“Neither one of those two are ranked at 170 pounds, and it doesn’t do anything in the ’55-pound division if either one of them win, because they’re fighting at 170,” White said. “It literally makes no sense.”

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