The Notorious suffered a brutal second-round defeat to the American at UFC 257 in January and it appears plans are already in place for the pair to go head-to-head for a third time.
McGregor – who stopped The Diamond six years earlier by TKO – is champing at the bit for the chance of redemption and posted an Instagram highlights montage accompanied by a lengthy message to update fans on his next move.
Former two-weight world champ McGregor wrote: “What a trilogy I now have on my hands. Exciting!
“With a handle on the leg kicks I will get back to having fun in there. I was in second gear cruising this fight. Best condition I’ve ever been in.
“After the wrestling and clinch exchanges my shots still held their pop. First time for me with this so I am very encouraged to keep going.
“It was the first time I did not use/nor need the stool between rounds also. I did need the stool after though that’s for sure.
“I am extremely happy I did not need to use the stool between rounds here anyway. Another first for me!
“I am most certainly on the right path. Despite the loss I am on the correct path of evolution.”
The state of McGregor’s legs were evident after the fight when he left the Etihad Arena on Fight Island on crutches, joking with his opponent that he had broken him.
The 32-year-old, who retreated to his yacht after the fight and is currently holidaying by Moon Island in Abu Dhabi, then picked apart the bout.
“Thoughts on the bout: I enjoyed racking up some more time inside the famed UFC Octagon. Forty seconds in three years is all I’d had up to this bout.
“I was savouring every second and enjoying my work. A little single disciplined in my approach and stance with mostly boxing.
“It’s what I get for picking this bout and opponent as a precursor to a boxing match against Pacman [Manny Pacquiao].
“I deserved to get the legs kicked off me going in with this thinking. This is not the game to play around with.
“Besides this though my shots where sharp and I was in full control. Albeit the leg attacks where building up on me throughout the course.
“Eighteen in total thrown at me, with the final one buckling my leg fully, that was that. The peroneal nerve compromised. Fascinating! First time to experience it.
“Then a tremendous finishing flurry by my opponent. Hats off! A well fought fight by The Diamond.”
He then added he was buzzing at the prospect of trying to make it 2-1 to him when they meet again.
“One a piece now with a trilogy bout for all the marbles! Wow! Exciting!
“Not a trilogy I was expecting, nor the tactical affair I was anticipating, but I’d be lying if I said this wasn’t meant to be.
“This is exactly how this was always meant to be! Buzzing!!”
Shortly after McGregor’s Instagram post, the recently triumphant Poirier took to Twitter to back up the Irishman’s claims of the trilogy being all but agreed.
“You know we are going to do it a third time,” he wrote.
With Khabib Nurmagomedov set to vacate his lightweight crown, a number of fighters are circling and vying for the belt, with Poirier top of the pile.
As well as McGregor, Justin Gaethje, Charles Oliveira, Tony Ferguson and Michael Chandler will all want the chance to show they are worthy champions