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‘That door’s closed’ – Dustin Poirier rules fourth fight with Conor McGregor but ends talks with Nate Diaz

DUSTIN POIRIER has ruled out a fourth fight with Conor McGregor as talks with Nate Diaz come to an end.

Poirier was first defeated by the Irishman in 2014 in featherweight but won the rematch nearly seven years later by knockout.

Dustin Poirier has ruled out a fourth fight with Conor McGregor

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Dustin Poirier has ruled out a fourth fight with Conor McGregorCredit: Getty
Nate Diaz in talks to fight Dustin Poirier

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Nate Diaz in talks to fight Dustin PoirierCredit: Mega Dealer

In their trilogy last July, McGregor broke his tibia seconds before the end of the first half, losing because the doctor stopped.

The 33-year-old has called for a fourth match but Poirier has shown no interest, with money the only benefit for him to accept an offer.

He said in a media interview: “Conor and I have a history. Wrestled him at ’45 and collided, then bumped, fought him seven years later, beat him.

“Even that fight – I probably won’t have a rematch with Conor. I don’t really want a rematch with Conor. For me, that door is closed.

“The only reason I want to do it is for the money. I hit him twice in a row. Can I get the best out of my two performances?

“Can I knock him down faster? Can I 10-7 him? What can I do? I did.

“If I do it again, it’s just for the money, isn’t it? So that’s a whole different thing.”

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UFC is pushing Americans face longtime rival Diaz nextwith negotiations developing for a 170lb heavyweight bout.

“I think it’s more likely to happen,” Poirier said.

“I think summer might be a good target if I put one on the calendar, but I’m not sure, but I have a good feeling it will.

“I’m not sure if I’ll be at 170 pounds, but this fight means a lot. I just want to compete that means something to me.

“Nate is a guy that I grew up watching the game, I respect him and his brother, I think in terms of style it would be fun for the fans.

“This is Fight of the Year, and that’s the kind of fight I want to be in.”

I probably won’t fight Conor again. I don’t really want a rematch with Conor. For me, that door is closed.

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The pair were originally set to fight in 2018 until it was cancelled, leaving the two in despair reschedule before it’s too late.

Diaz, 36 years old, also revealed the retirement plan after returning to his cage, but Poirier, 33, is not so convinced.

“I don’t believe it,” he admitted. Nate, he has that dog on him. He will fight forever.

“We’ll see what happens, but I believe he still has a lot of fighting left in him, but there’s no telling what his plans are and his playstyle or whatever is going on.” takes place.

“I want to fight and I think he wants to too.”

Dustin Poirier and Nate Diaz will fight in 2018

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Dustin Poirier and Nate Diaz will fight in 2018Credit: Getty – Contributor

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