After his dominant win, “The Hangman” called out former interim
Poirier. Poirier recently talked with MMAJunkie.com and said the
prospect of fighting the New Zealander doesn’t interest him at this
point and is after a bout where there is something at stake.
“That doesn’t get me excited,” Poirier said. “I think it would be a
fun fight. That guy is a good fighter, and he’s on the up, he’s
been looking really good and beaten some tough guys. But it’s just
not that exciting to me. I want there to be something more than
just a fight. I want there to be something on the line.
“I know what he’s trying to do, and he’s doing a good job. He’s
trying to make some noise and work his way up the ladder, and
that’s what he’s doing. Hat’s off to him. But just right now to
accept a fight, I want to be excited about it, and I’m not excited
Poirier is coming off a tough loss to the undefeated 155-pound
Nurmagomedov at UFC 242 in Abu Dhabi where he was submitted in
the third round.