Conor McGregor has jumped two places to 10th in the UFC Featherweight ranking following his victory over Diego Brandao on Saturday.
The Notorious has targeted a title shot by the end of the year but may have to be more patient as Dana White says it won't be happening in 2014. McGregor now has his sights firmly set on Dustin Poirier, ranked 6th and in the wake of UFC Dublin, he claimed that Poirier didn't want to fight:
[Fighting Poirier] would be perfect for me, because I already know that guy does not want to fight.
His teammate Cole Miller, they’re from the same camp, pulled out of the fight, and you mean to tell me that Dustin Poirier, a top 10 guy, and Nik Lentz, a top 10 guy, both of whom had no fights scheduled, didn’t know about Cole’s injury? They would have known before the UFC would have known.
And yet nothing. They didn’t campaign for it, this is a main event slot. There wasn’t a peep from both of them. I know he doesn’t want to fight.
Let’s do it, if next in line is Dustin, that’s no problem.
Meanwhile, McGregor's training partner Gunnar Nelson also rose in the rankings to 12th place in the welterweight division.