Add Conor McGregor to the record of fighters who’ve an issue with the UFC rating system.
The previous two-division champion took to Twitter on Thursday to criticize the record of the highest 15 lightweights the place Dustin Poirier is at the moment sitting forward of him. Primarily based on the present rankings with Khabib Nurmagomedov as champion, Tony Ferguson sits at No. 1 with Poirier at No. 2 and McGregor at No. 3.
“How is the pea forward of me in rankings?” McGregor stated referencing Poirier. “I sparked him in 90 seconds. Went additional in opposition to most up-to-date foe, plus took a spherical. After two yr layoff partying and or in jail/court docket.
“What a bizarre little recreation you guys play. I’ll bide my time for now however watch this house. All bums.”
McGregor later deleted the message on Twitter.
McGregor holds a win over Poirier after they met at featherweight again in 2014. On that evening, the Irish famous person put Poirier away by first spherical TKO at simply 1:46 into the opening spherical.
Since that point, Poirier has discovered nice success at light-weight the place he’s amassed a 9-2 file with one no-contest whereas capturing the interim title with a victory over Max Holloway in 2018. He got here up quick in his bid to turn into undisputed champion with a 3rd spherical submission loss to Nurmagomedov final yr.
McGregor is at the moment awaiting phrase from the UFC on his subsequent battle, though Dana White lately stated that he hoped to have former light-weight champion competing as early as June as soon as the promotion begins staging occasions on “Battle Island.”
In fact, Poirier would seemingly welcome the possibility to compete for his rating after calling for a rematch in opposition to McGregor previously. Poirier was initially anticipated to make his return on Could 16 in a battle in opposition to Dan Hooker however that matchup was later scrapped as a result of ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Maybe now Poirier might swap his consideration in the direction of McGregor to show who ought to be the upper ranked light-weight within the division.