Dustin Poirier tells Dana White to ‘stop playing games’ over January mega-fight with Conor McGregor and demands he is sent the ‘right contract’ to officially seal showdown against the returning UFC superstar
- Fight between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier is scheduled for January 23
- But Poirier took to Twitter to let fans know that he is not happy with Dana White
- He urged the UFC chief to ‘stop playing games’ over the January mega-fight
- McGregor beat Poirier via a technical knockout in the first round back in 2014
Over the weekend, the UFC chief suggested that contracts for the rematch – scheduled for January 23 – were a done deal ‘as far as I know’.
However, Poirier doesn’t think this is the case, and took to Twitter to let fans know that he is not happy with UFC’s lead man and has told him to stop messing around.
Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier are scheduled to battle it out soon on January 23
Poirier urged Dana White to ‘stop playing games’ and send over the right contract for the fight
Porier, nicknamed ‘The Diamond’, wrote on Twitter: ‘Me @TheNotoriousMMA is the fight January 23rd. Let’s make it official!
‘@ufc @danawhite send me the right contract. Stop playing games!’
The tweet, which has now been deleted, suggests that negotiations between UFC and Poirier appear to be at a standstill.
The American’s last fight was a victory over Dan Hooker in June this year via a unanimous decision.
McGregor and Poirier battled it out against each other back in September 2014 at UFC 178, with the Irishman winning via a technical knockout in the first round.
McGregor had retired once again from MMA in June of this year but is set for a shock return to the Octagon against Poirier in Las Vegas in January.
The American claimed victory in his last fight over Dan Hooker via a unanimous decision
During an entertaining Twitter Q&A, McGregor revealed that he intends to remain active in the 155lb weight class.
‘I will commit to the 155lb division for 2021,’ McGregor responded when asked if he sees himself fighting again at welterweight.
‘Some great match-ups to be had here, as well as unfinished business. I will show the world once again who I am, and what I’m about. Trust that! 170 is in my thoughts also, however. You know me for doubling up…’
The 32-year-old also insisted that he is now in a far better mental state than before.
‘Sometimes we must go to a place in our lives in order for us to get to a better place!’ he wrote.
‘I am in a tremendous space right now and I am excited for competition.’
McGregor knocked out his old rival Poirier in under two minutes back in 2014, but he admitted that he hopes it will be an even quicker finish this time round.
‘I will aim to not only improve on the time I beat him in previously, but the shot I slept him with also!’ McGregor replied when asked how long his opponent will last. ‘Poirier is a hell of a fighter, but I’m McGregor.’