When the contracted UFC 264 fight of Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier, also their third mutual, there was no confirmation of what it means for the UFC lightweight category. In fact, at first, it was not even certain whether the same would happen in a division where one was the real and the other the interim champion.
Yet, after Dana White and the UFC did not accept any other option, that is exactly what was agreed upon, but without any further insinuations. They only appeared in a slight proportion in May, after Charles Oliveira became the new lightweight champion.
It was assumed that the winner of this trilogy could be his first challenger, but it was still only assumed. Poirier could immediately fight for the title, still in May, but he chose what brings him more money and openly admitted it.
This is the attitude of the Irish, so it seems that their eventual winning of the title is secondary. But it seems the UFC intends to direct the winner of this fight to Oliveira. Because what would be another reason for a Brazilian to show up in Las Vegas this weekend and watch the fight from the front row, and that is exactly what was confirmed by the Brazilian media.
Olivera will attend the event
Namely, although his fitness trainer passed away only a few days ago as a result of the COVID-19 infection, Oliveira will arrive and attend the event. He recently confirmed that the name of the first challenger is not important to him, but that he will fight against the one who deserves it, but that, of course, he would like to try against McGregor, openly admitting that the financial side of that test is the main motivation.
The UFC is also looking at the financial side so we can assume that Conor or Poirier, depending on who takes the win, will attack the title and offer, as long as it fits into their financial calculation. However, for both, depending on the outcome of the fight, there are several options and nothing will start to combine until the fight is over.
But Oliveira will certainly not be there for no reason, just as we have no doubt that he will show up with what few can remain indifferent to, the championship belt. We recall that after Dana White and the UFC did not accept any other option, that is exactly what was agreed upon, but without any further insinuations.
Regardless of the opponent, it will be interesting to watch the match, because both McGregor and Poirier are great fighters who always provide a spectacle for us.