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Dustin Poirier open to fourth Conor McGregor fight but adamant he’s already proven himself ‘better’ than The Notorious

DUSTIN POIRIER is open to a fourth fight with Conor McGregor but insists he’s already proven he’s a ‘better fighter’ than The Notorious.

The former interim lightweight champion has picked up back-to-back TKO victories over the UFC’s poster boy this year, with the second coming last month at UFC 264.

Dustin Poirier has picked up back-to-back TKO wins over Conor McGregor this year but is open to a fourth fight


Dustin Poirier has picked up back-to-back TKO wins over Conor McGregor this year but is open to a fourth fightCredit: Getty
But The Diamond insists he's already proven he's the better fighter


But The Diamond insists he’s already proven he’s the better fighterCredit: Getty

UFC chief Dana White is eager for the pair to share the octagon again as McGregor broke his leg in the closing moments of the first round.

But Poirier, who is set to face Charles Oliveira for the lightweight title in December, doesn’t believe there are serious grounds for a fourth fight.

He told The Daily Mail: “I think I have proven myself the better fighter twice in a row here but we’ll see what happens in the future (about a fourth fight).

‘I don’t know when he’s coming back, he has a long recovery, a long road ahead of him.

“I’m next in line for a title shot, it’s hard to call what’s going to happen in the future, I don’t know.”

A furious McGregor declared his rivalry with Poirier was not over as he laid against the octagon fence with a broken leg.

Poirier, 32, branded the Irishman a ‘dirtbag’ for his post-fight comments about his wife but has moved on from the unsavoury aftermath of their trilogy fight.

I think I have proven myself the better fighter twice in a row.

Dustin Poirier on a potential fourth fight with Conor McGregor

The Diamond said: “It is what it is, man.

“I don’t want to keep kicking a guy when he’s down, keep talking about the negativity, there’s a lot of positive stuff out there.

‘We just auctioned off the gear I wore to the octagon to help build housing and a pharmacy in Uganda so you know there are a lot of positives to talk about, I don’t want to keep bashing a man.”

McGregor, 33, will be on the sidelines for the next year but is doing his best to stay in shape.

The UFC’s first simultaneous two-weight world champion recently claimed he went into his third clash with Poirier with ‘multiple stress fractures’ in his left leg, saying: “The leg is better than ever.

“I was injured going into the fight. People are asking me, ‘When was the leg broke?

“At what point did the leg break?’ Ask Dana White, ask the UFC, ask Dr. Davidson, the head doctor of the UFC.



“They knew, I had stress fractures in my leg going into that cage.

“There was debate about pulling the thing out because I was sparring without shin pads and I would kick the knee a few times.

“So I had multiple stress fractures in the shin bone above the ankle and then I have trouble with the ankle anyway throughout the years of f***ing fighting all the time.”

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