When reports emerged this week that Georges St-Pierre was interested in facing the winner of Conor McGregor vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov, plenty of fans jumped on board with the idea.
One person who wasn’t so thrilled with the idea was Dustin Poirier who, fresh off a win over Eddie Alvarez and who is set to meet Nate Diaz later this year, believes it’s him and only him who deserves to be named in the title picture.
As such, any suggestions St-Pierre could jump ahead of Poirier in the rankings is met with cold frustration.
“Nah, it’s not happening,” Poirier said, speaking on MMAFighting’s The MMA Hour. “Look, after I beat Nate Diaz, I’m fighting for the belt. Or I’m fighting GSP, but he’s not going to get [a title shot] before I do.
“When I beat Nate Diaz and it’s my turn to fight for that belt, when I win that belt, when history looks back at all of this, nobody can ever say I didn’t earn anything, I never took the easy route. I’ve always fought the best guys. I’ve never pulled out of a fight. I’ve never missed weight.
“I’ve put it all on the line every time, win, lose, or draw, and that’s what I want to be left behind in my legacy. A guy who just pushed through it all and kept at it and stayed true to the path, and this is all part of my legacy.”