Kavanagh Recently had a Twitter exchange with Poirier, where Kavanagh hinted that the rematch could be happening at welterweight:
Watching @TheNotoriousMMA do MMA rounds lately has been a real joy and education. Fluidity of movement with elite level timing and skill. Dustin has improved so much since first meeting, conor has improved much more imo. To see them hydrated & healthy at 170 will be fascinating— Coach Kavanagh (@John_Kavanagh) October 16, 2020
Will be an honour to stand across the cage from you again.— Coach Kavanagh (@John_Kavanagh) October 16, 2020
Poirier: “Let's go!!”
Kavanagh: “Enjoy your Christmas Dustin, lash that cranberry sauce on the turkey. See you hydrated, glycogen loaded and healthy at 170 in January. Stick to your guns young man, let's do something special. Also work on that pull tendency, I'm sure you know what I mean”
McGregor and Poirier first met in a lightweight division bout at UFC 174, where McGregor scored a first round TKO victory.