Dustin Poirier Sidelined With Upcoming Hip Surgery

Dustin Poirier’s hip surgery had forced his planned return of January back. Poirier took to social media to announce he was out for six weeks due to hip surgery. “Looks like I won’t be able to fight again until February or March. Gonna be out 6 weeks,” he wrote on Twitter. Poirier told MMA Fighting, […]

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Dustin Poirier’s hip surgery had forced his planned return of January back.

Poirier took to social media to announce he was out for six weeks due to hip surgery.

“Looks like I won’t be able to fight again until February or March. Gonna be out 6 weeks,” he wrote on Twitter.

Poirier told MMA Fighting, that doctors will repair multiple tears in the labrum of Poirier’s hip. They’ll also reshape his femur bone, that will ensure it doesn’t create future tears.

The former interim lightweight champion was hoping to fight Conor McGregor in January. Whether or not this will impact that potential fight is to be seen.

Dustin Poirier is coming off of a third-round submission loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov where he was fighting for the undisputed lightweight title. The loss ended his four-fight winning streak where he beat Max Holloway, Eddie Alvarez, Justin Gaethje, and Anthony Pettis.

If he can not get the Conor McGregor fight, Poirier has spoken about wanting to fight at welterweight and possibly take on Rafael dos Anjos.

Who Dustin Poirier will fight next is to be seen, but he has also expressed interest in fighting in Zuffa boxing.

Right now, Poirier is just healing up from his injury and will return in February or March.

Who do you want to see Dustin Poirier fight when he returns from injury?

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Rafael dos Anjos Down To Fight Dustin Poirier At Welterweight

Dustin Poirier is currently on a quest for gold at 155 pounds, but “The Diamond” has admitted he’d jump to 170 pounds for the right fight that gets him excited. Perhaps a matchup with former 155-pound king Rafael dos Anjos could be that very matchup Poirier is searching for. Recently, a fan on Twitter asked […]

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Dustin Poirier is currently on a quest for gold at 155 pounds, but “The Diamond” has admitted he’d jump to 170 pounds for the right fight that gets him excited. Perhaps a matchup with former 155-pound king Rafael dos Anjos could be that very matchup Poirier is searching for.

Recently, a fan on Twitter asked “RDA” if he’d be willing to fight Poirier at 170 pounds. Dos Anjos replied saying he’s down to meet the American Top Team (ATT) product inside the Octagon at welterweight.

Of course, Poirier has some pretty high standards for his next opponent. Dos Anjos has lost three of his last four bouts, most recently dropping a decision to Leon Edwards at UFC San Antonio. He has also suffered defeats to Kamaru Usman and Colby Covington within the last year. Now, “RDA” is looking to regroup and get back into the title hunt he was in the mix for not too long ago.

Poirier, on the other hand, has seen a tremendous amount of success inside the cage as of late. Despite his last appearance being a submission loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov in Abu Dhabi for the lightweight title, Poirier was on a five-fight win streak before that against some of the best names at lightweight.

What do you think about “RDA” taking on Poirier at welterweight?

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Dustin Poirier Isn’t Excited About Potential Dan Hooker Fight

Dustin Poirier admits that a showdown with Dan Hooker isn’t appealing to him. Hooker turned some heads with his performance over Al Iaquinta at UFC 243 earlier this month. Iaquinta simply had no answer for Hooker, who kept his distance and preven…

Dustin Poirier admits that a showdown with Dan Hooker isn’t appealing to him. Hooker turned some heads with his performance over Al Iaquinta at UFC 243 earlier this month. Iaquinta simply had no answer for Hooker, who kept his distance and prevented Iaquinta from closing the gap standing. “The Hangman” was awarded the unanimous decision […]

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Dustin Poirier Reveals Requirements For His Next Fight

Dustin Poirier is looking to bounce back after his failed lightweight title bid against Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 242. However, Poirier won’t accept just any fight. He needs a fight that will excite him, such as a rematch with Conor McGregor. Speaking to MMA Junkie, Poirier discussed what needs to be in play for his […]

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Dustin Poirier is looking to bounce back after his failed lightweight title bid against Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 242. However, Poirier won’t accept just any fight. He needs a fight that will excite him, such as a rematch with Conor McGregor.

Speaking to MMA Junkie, Poirier discussed what needs to be in play for his next contest. “The Diamond” claimed he’s open to rematching Justin Gaethje inside the Octagon before doubling down on a rematch with McGregor. He’d also like another crack at Khabib Nurmagomedov, but realizes he’ll need to string together a few victories before that happens.

“I would give Gaethje a rematch if he wanted it, (or) Conor obviously,” Poirier said. “I would love to fight Tony. I’ve been wanting to fight Tony. A rematch with Khabib, that feels so far away looking at the whole picture, but if there was a fun fight at 170, I would go to 170. I wouldn’t stay there; it wouldn’t be my home. But I would definitely go there for a fight or two if it made sense.

“That’s just where I’m at right now. I want to have fights that are meaningful, I want to have fights that are exciting, and I want to be excited about the matchup. It all depends on the opponent and what they call me with. The when, the where, the who.”

The lightweight picture is very interesting at this point in time. Many believe Tony Ferguson vs. Nurmagomedov is the next fight to make for the 155-pound strap. With Gaethje, Poirier, and McGregor waiting in the wings, it will be interesting to see what the UFC decides to do matchup-wise moving forward.

Regardless of which way things go, given the talent-stacked state of the division, the fights will be nothing short of entertaining.

Who would you like to see Poirier fight upon his return to Octagon action?

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Dustin Poirier: Conor McGregor Rematch ‘Would Be A Huge Fight’

Dustin Poirier is still eyeing a rematch with Conor McGregor and he feels the timing is right. Back in Sept. 2014, Poirier and McGregor shared the Octagon on the main card of UFC 178. McGregor earned a first-round TKO victory. The “Notorious&#822…

Dustin Poirier is still eyeing a rematch with Conor McGregor and he feels the timing is right. Back in Sept. 2014, Poirier and McGregor shared the Octagon on the main card of UFC 178. McGregor earned a first-round TKO victory. The “Notorious” one got the job done in under two minutes. Since that bout, McGregor […]

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Justin Gaethje Says Dustin Poirier ‘Sh*t The Bed’ Against Khabib Nurmagomedov

Dustin Poirier came up short at UFC 242 in his lightweight title bid against the undefeated Khabib Nurmagomedov. The pair headlined UFC 242 on pay-per-view (PPV) from Abu Dhabi. Poirier gave a valiant effort against “The Eagle,” rocking Nurmagomedov in the second round and sinking in a deep guillotine choke on the Russian in the […]

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Dustin Poirier came up short at UFC 242 in his lightweight title bid against the undefeated Khabib Nurmagomedov. The pair headlined UFC 242 on pay-per-view (PPV) from Abu Dhabi.

Poirier gave a valiant effort against “The Eagle,” rocking Nurmagomedov in the second round and sinking in a deep guillotine choke on the Russian in the third. However, after Nurmagomedov was able to escape the choke, he used his top position on “The Diamond” to take his back and lock in a deep rear-naked choke. Nurmagomedov was deemed the winner via tap out.

Top UFC lightweight Justin Gaethje, who spoke at a Dominance MMA management media day this week, offered his take on Poirier’s performance against Nurmagomedov. Gaethje stated Poirier “sh*t the bed” in his opportunity to hand the Dagestani champ his first-ever loss. (H/T BJPenn.com)

“I think Dustin Poirier s*** the bed. He went out there and s*** the bed, got his ass whooped. He didn’t do what he needed to do and he didn’t even put up a fight. I don’t want to go through him to get to Khabib.”

In the meantime, Gaethje is campaigning for a fight with Conor McGregor next. While he has a strong case to challenge for the lightweight title, it’s tough to give the nod to anyone other than Tony Ferguson at this point in time.

Perhaps Gaethje will get a big money fight against McGregor after all. Or a rematch with Poirier from their initial meeting in April of last year, where Poirier knocked out Gaethje in the fourth round, could be on the table.

What do you think about Gaethje’s criticism of Poirier’s performance against Nurmagomedov?

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