Dustin Poirier Wants the UFC to Strip ‘Pretender’ Conor McGregor

Things at lightweight are as convoluted as a Christopher Nolan movie plot.

Tony Ferguson is the interim champion, who is waiting for Conor McGregor while he’s off surveying all of his nearly…

“THE THING IS, THE UFC’S PRETENDING WITH CONOR [MCGREGOR], BUT YOU HAVE A LIST OF TOP 10 FIGHTERS WHO AREN’T PRETENDING OR MESSING AROUND. THIS IS THEIR LIVES AND THEIR GOALS AND THEIR FAMILY’S FUTURE, A LOT OF STUFF ON THE LINE HERE. SO NO PRETENDING — LET’S STRIP THE BELT FROM THE GUY OR MAKE HIM FIGHT. WE HAVE TO [STRIP HIM] AND THEN OTHER FIGHTS MAKE SENSE. TONY [FERGUSON] GETS THE BELT, HIS BELT BECOMES THE REAL BELT AND THEN HE FIGHTS THE WINNER OUT OF THESE NEXT FEW FIGHTS WE HAVE COMING AT THE BEGINNING OF THE YEAR. WE’VE GOT TO CLEAR IT UP. I’M GOING TO BE THE WORLD CHAMPION NEXT YEAR.” — DUSTIN POIRIER SPEAKING TO MMAWEEKLY.

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