Poirier has played down talks of a fourth meeting inside the octagon with ‘The Notorious’ after beating him convincingly when the pair met earlier on this year
The pair have now met three times, with Poirier winning the most recent two after McGregor registered the first victory in their initial bout back in 2014.
But the conclusion to their third bout has left fans wanting another deciding contest, given Poirier’s victory came due to McGregor suffering a gruesome broken left leg with seconds left of the opening round.
UFC president Dana White has suggested another bout will happen once McGregor has fully recovered, though that is still some time away.
But Poirier seems less enthusiastic about another match-up with his old rival.
In the aftermath of the bout, Poirier claimed he would have beaten McGregor regardless of his leg break – “I saw the same look in his eyes and I knew I was a punch or two away from sitting him down.”
Now the Alabama-native has told the MMA hour he is “not waiting” for another showdown with McGregor.
“We’ll see what happens, I am not sitting back and waiting to fight him a fourth time, if it makes sense and comes about then we’ll do it again.
“I’m just training, living my life, my daughter had her first day at school today, I’m having fun trying to continue to grow as a martial artist but we’ll see.
“I am not committing to anything, I haven’t even spoken to the UFC about a title fight or their timeline, I haven’t been reached out to by the company, anything is possible but I’ll just go with what makes the most sense.”
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Poirier even gave his thoughts on whether McGregor has the capability to bounce back from the defeat, his fifth lost in his last seven UFC outings.
“I have no clue, the leg is going to have to recover, the road is going to be long, but when you are committed to things and you bust your ass incredible things can happen, time will tell.”
Poirier was far more certain of his own status in the game, telling host Ariel Helwani “I am the clear-cut number one guy.”