Colby Covid19ington -
This begs the question...why didn't Mcgregor challenge Tony ? It would inch him closer to a title shot rather than fighting Dustin...
Because he knows Dustin is an easier fight than Tony and he’ll be gifted a title shot either way.
FWIW I believe the biggest reason Conor chose Dustin for his next fight was because, when Conor was squabbling with the UFC over money and he made a power play for an exhibition fight, he knew he could get the backing of Dustin. Poirier himself was fighting with the UFC over money. So after the ordeal, after UFC relents, of course they make this fight. Makes sense for all parties involved.
But I believed it all stemmed from that. Conor needed a worthy partner who would embarrass him in the negotiations
Plus if he beats Dustin, he will be next in line for whoever has the belt.
Conor is always switched on to what other fighters are doing as well, and im sure he watches closely what Dustin has been achieving with his foundation. Conor act's like a tool, but behind the scenes he does a lot for Irish communities.