Shortly after dropping his title fight at UFC 242, Dustin Poirier already has a name in mind for his next bout. After both have now lost to the current champion in Khabib Nurmagomedov, Poirier says that a rematch with Conor McGregor "makes a lot of sense at this point."

The former interim lightweight champion then went on to say he's even willing to face McGregor in a different sport.

McGregor has since responded, taking to twitter like he usually does these days.

McGregor beat Poirier by TKO five years ago, when they were still both at featherweight. Technically, he won in 106 seconds, not 90.

Both men have since gone up in weight, where each have won -- and lost -- a lightweight title in the process. Poirier went to lightweight immediately after his 2014 loss to McGregor, and has gone 9-2-1. McGregor, on the other hand, stayed a bit longer at featherweight before eventually going 2-2 at lightweight and welterweight since moving up in 2016.

Poirier vs McGregor 2 wouldn't be the worst match up the UFC can set up right now, but I personally prefer fresh bouts for these two action fighters instead. BE's Zane Simon may have a different booking in mind, but I think McGregor vs Gaethje and Poirier vs Felder could be extremely fun, regardless of what happens this weekend.

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