Poirier also makes his initial prediction for the Khabib Nurmagomedov-Conor McGregor title fight on October 6 at UFC 229. After he took a break to attend the birth of his son previous year, he participated in a boxing match against Floyd Mayweather Jr. and earned a reported $100 million while losing by 10th-round technical knockout.
McGregor, who once held two titles in the UFC, led a band of associates into Barclays Center in Brooklyn in April and vandalized a bus occupied by Nurmagomedov and other UFC fighters.
Nurmagomedov, whose rise to prominence has been more of a slow burner in comparison to McGregor, was touted as an opponent when his foe first became lightweight champion.
McGregor ultimately received a plea deal and was sentenced to five days of community service and ordered to attend anger management courses.
Here, Press Association Sport looks at the key questions as the pair prepare for what has been billed as the "biggest fight in UFC history" by president Dana White.
McGregor was then asked if he'll fight Nurmagomedov before the end of the year, and responded by saying: "I believe so".
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Notably, there is a bit of bad blood between McGregor (21-3) and Nurmagomedov as the former had attacked a bus carrying The Eagle in Brooklyn earlier this year.
In the fight, McGregor will be the challenger for the 155-pound title that he relinquished in April due to inactivity.
At 26-0, Russia's Nurmagomedov has been untouchable as a pro, and his recent wins over Michael Johnson, Edson Barboza and Al Iaquinta have only strengthened his place as one of the greatest lightweights ever.
Israel Adesanya didn't seem phased by Brunson's attempt of body shaming, and the up-and-comer has impressed UFC fans with his last three fights, which brought him victories over Rob Wilkinson, Marvin Vettori, and Brad Tavares.
As it played, Diaz abruptly left the presser he was at and tweeted "I'm not fighting on that show (expletive) the UFC". The MMA company has two pay-per-views on the horizon, UFC 229 and 230, and Dana White booked two big matches for the respective events.