Poirier: UFC lightweight title “not even a third of my base salary” for Conor McGregor fight
Dustin Poirier avenged his loss to Conor McGregor in the main event of UFC 257 and with this career-defining victory, had the opportunity to compete for the 155-pound title and make his name a lasting impression. of the history of the championship.
Instead, “The Diamond” will end their “Notorious” trilogy at UFC 264.
That’s because Poirier has bills to pay and a family to support, so with no disrespect to reigning 155-pound title holder Charles Oliveira, “The Diamond” has chosen to fire him with McGregor for more than three times. salary.
“Me who fight for the belt, I would not have had a pay-per-view [points], said Poirier ESPN (transcribed by Tristen Critchfield). “I would have gotten a base salary of probably not even a third of my base salary for this fight. It just doesn’t make sense. I am a fighter. If I want to earn five, six, seven, 10 times the money to fight, I’m a dad, I’m a husband, and I have priorities.
One of those priorities is to keep the “Good Fight” afloat, although it doesn’t look like his charity is running out of donations, even without McGregor’s help. And if “The Diamond” is able to win this Saturday. night (July 10, 2021) inside the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, he will still have his chance for the lightweight title.
But even if Poirier bets on himself and loses, he still wins the pot.
“If I’m the best in the world, then I’m going to beat Conor and fight for the belt. It’s like doubling up on yourself, ”continued Poirier. “I’m a gamer. I believe in my skills and my fights. So I just doubled. This is what it was.
We’ll see if the bet pays off this weekend in “Sin City”.
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