Conor McGregor rejects Dustin Poirier’s offer to change rules for trilogy fight as he attacks Kamaru Usman on Twitter
Conor McGregor has rejected Dustin Poirier’s offer to change their fight at UFC 264 to welterweight.
Poirier and McGregor have booked in a trilogy fight against one another after ‘The Diamond’ exacted revenge on Fight Island with a stunning knockout in January.
The Irishman was hoping to score another stoppage against Poirier having knocked him out inside one round at UFC 178 back in 2014 when they were just bright-eyed featherweight contenders.
Poirier offered McGregor the chance to fight at 170lbs on July 10, but ‘The Notorious’ simply replied on Twitter, saying: “No.”
McGregor also took shots against current welterweight king Kamaru Usman on Sunday after ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ knocked out Jorge Masvidal at UFC 261.
The Irishman suggested Usman’s bout against Gilbert Burns earlier this year was rescheduled to somewhat nefarious reasons on Twitter in another lengthy rampage.
He wrote: “Never in all my time in this business, which is long before all of these f****** bums, have I ever seen a signed fight get rescheduled with no reason given whatsoever.
“So said fighter can recover from “undisclosed injuries”. Excuse me what? The fight is signed/sealed/tix sold.”
McGregor will return to face Poirier in front of a sold-out capacity crowd at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on July 10.