Dustin Poirier he’s one of the best light weights in mixed martial arts today, so he’s always interested in what he has to say in UFC. He is a former 155-pound interim champion and is currently in second place in the official ranking for that same category. “The Diamond” has fallen short in its bid to triumph over two iconic names in the sport, with Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor the two stars to beat.
Poirier spoke to MMAJunkie and said he would rather have another chance to fight Nurmagomedov over McGregor. “When I was younger, I could have wanted to fight Conor or fight anyone. But I feel comfortable with everything. I’m comfortable with my record, with the things I’ve done, the fights I’ve done. In the fights that I lost, I learned my lessons and tried to keep moving forward, ”was what the martial artist started saying.
“So I would really like to be the first to beat Khabib,” he closed. In September 2019, Poirier He faced Nurmagomedov in a lightweight title unification fight. Dustin ended up being subdued in the third round. “The Diamond” recently bounced back from defeat with a unanimous decision victory over Dan Hooker, a clear candidate for “Fight of the Year.” They both hit too many hits and it was a tremendous display.
The defeat of Poirier before McGregor It took place in September 2014. Since that day, Dustin is 10-2, 1 NC. “The Diamond” has said that he has evolved as a fighter and as a person, after he fought the Irish fighter. Many wonder what’s next for him after his victory over Hooker. Names like Conor, Tony Ferguson and Charles Oliveira have been released by fans for his new big step, although he prefers another one.
The possibility of Poirier vs. Justin Gaethje II, regardless of whether “The Highlight” defeats Nurmagomedov or not. Dustin has a TKO victory over Gaethje, who is the current interim lightweight champion of UFC. In this way, the pieces begin to move to know what is most likely in this case. Of course he wants to continue fighting and will seek a series of victories that will accommodate him among the contenders for a title.