Chael Sonnen doesn’t think Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier 4 makes sense.
Back in January at UFC 257, McGregor and Poirier had their highly-anticipated rematch where Poirier won by second-round KO. They then had their trilogy match in July and once again, Poirier won to go up 2-1 in the series. However, the trilogy match had some controversy as McGregor broke his leg so there was no definitive ending so he has been vocal about wanting the fourth fight when he returns. Yet, for Sonnen, he disagrees with that as he doesn’t think the fourth fight would be competitive.
“Fighting Dustin Poirier again, man that’s a tough sell,” Sonnen said on his YouTube channel (via MMAJunkie). “You want to bring the wife back into it, you want to bring the backstories, you want to bring the injury – you’re going to move the needle for sure but you’re going to have to work. It’s a tough sell. Conor couldn’t beat Dustin when Conor was training his ass off. Conor got re-motivated, reinvigorated, retrained, and couldn’t beat Dustin. We don’t know what Conor was doing for preparation but we know he was doing it.
Chael Sonnen thinks the same result will prevail
“Now we know he’s not. That’s what an injury represents. He can’t do anything for a period of time so for sure just using logic there is no opportunity that Conor got better. There’s no opportunity to believe he’s going to be sharper in this one than he was in the last one. Conor was doing rehab, but Dustin Poirier was training for a world title fight. Just basic logic tells us Dustin is going to smoke him. Do we even need to see that? Does Conor need to put himself in that position?”
As of right now, Dustin Poirier is set to return to the Octagon in the main event of UFC 269 on December 11 against Charles Oliveira. Conor McGregor, meanwhile, is still rehabbing his broken leg and when and who he fights in his return is uncertain.