Dustin Poirier turned his focus to finding his next opponent right after he emerged victorious from a highly anticipated rematch with Eddie Alvarez at UFC Calgary. In his post-fight Interview with Jon Anin, Dustin made it clear that he wants a fight with UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov after his second-round TKO of Alvarez on Saturday. “Where you at, Khabib?” Poirier jocularly said in the Octagon, according to Ariel Helwani of ESPN.
“Just look at my track record,” Poirier said. “Eddie Alvarez, former champ. Anthony Pettis, former champ. Justin Gaethje, former champ. Eddie Alvarez, former champ. That’s four champions in a row. What else do I have to do?”
While a Conor- Khabib matchup is in the making for UFC 229 at NYC, it’s unlikely that Dustin gets to face ‘KHABIBI’ ( Khabib Nurmagomedov) before that fight. But, there a good possibility of a Poirier Vs Ferguson matchup happening on the same day as a co-main event, if Ferguson can be fit to fight on that day.