- Last week, McGregor’s head coach John Kavanagh revealed via Twitter that the fight is taking place at 170 pounds (at welterweight). McGregor’s last fight in January against Donald Cerrone happened at this weight class
- But according to White, “it makes no sense” to book the fight at 170. As he argued, neither man is a ranked welterweight.
- Poirier remained a lightweight competitor since he moved up from 145 pounds (featherweight) in 2015. He is currently ranked number two.
- McGregor, on the other hand, has only had two fights at 155 pounds since he moved up from featherweight in 2016. Even in retirement, he is currently ranked number four in the active roster.
- Poirier and McGregor first fought as featherweights in 2014, with the latter winning via first-round TKO.
- Whoever comes out victorious between McGregor and Poirier will likely challenge the winner of UFC 254’s championship headliner between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Justin Gaethje.