Khabib Impressed By Dustin Poirier, Says He Has To Maul Him

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight title holder Khabib Nurmagomedov has respect for Dustin Poirier, but he doesn’t plan on taking it easy when they collide. Nurmagomedov and Poirier are set to collide later this year in a title unif…

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight title holder Khabib Nurmagomedov has respect for Dustin Poirier, but he doesn’t plan on taking it easy when they collide. Nurmagomedov and Poirier are set to collide later this year in a title unification bout. “The Diamond” captured the interim lightweight title last Saturday night, defeating Max Holloway via unanimous […]

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ATT Owner Donates Dustin Poirier’s Gym Fees To ‘Diamond’s’ Foundation

Dustin Poirier did more than just win a UFC world championship this past weekend. He helped further his Good Fight Foundation with a pair of generous donations. First, UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway donated his gloves from he and Poirier’s UFC 236 fight to the cause. The funds will go towards the non-profit charity, which […]

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Dustin Poirier did more than just win a UFC world championship this past weekend.

He helped further his Good Fight Foundation with a pair of generous donations. First, UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway donated his gloves from he and Poirier’s UFC 236 fight to the cause.

The funds will go towards the non-profit charity, which is aiming to raise enough money to build a playground for disabled children at Prairie Elementary School in “The Diamond’s” hometown of Lafayette, Louisiana. The playground is being built in honor of seven-year-old Aaron Hill, who passed away in October of 2017 from a rare brain disorder called adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD).

MMA Junkie also reports that American Top Team (ATT) owner Dan Lambert is donating Poirier’s UFC 236 gym funds to Good Fight. The funds are valued at more than $12,000:

“That’s a big deal to me,” Poirier said.

Poirier’s UFC 236 fight kit started at $500, and has now surpassed $8,000 because of all of the attention. As for Holloway’s gloves, those have already been sold:

“Here is the link for the @TheGoodFightFDN auction! Its everything I wore to the octagon on Saturday night. The gloves aren’t being auctioned with it because I had a generous offer for them that will help our goal! Thank you all!!”

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Dustin Poirier: I Have The Power To Hand Khabib First Loss

According to new UFC interim lightweight champion Dustin Poirier, his life is a ‘Rocky’ movie. But he wouldn’t want it any other way. Poirier, 30, has been making the walk to the Octagon since 2011. His resume reads like the who’s who of the 145 & 155-pound divisions. He has had his ebbs and flows, […]

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According to new UFC interim lightweight champion Dustin Poirier, his life is a ‘Rocky’ movie.

But he wouldn’t want it any other way.

Poirier, 30, has been making the walk to the Octagon since 2011. His resume reads like the who’s who of the 145 & 155-pound divisions. He has had his ebbs and flows, but as of late, “The Diamond” has only been shining.

Prior to his interim title-winning performance at UFC 236 last weekend against Max Holloway, Poirier had finished three former world champions in succession. Anthony Pettis, Justin Gaethje, and Eddie Alvarez all fell victim to Poirier in that stretch.

Despite that, Poirier was an underdog heading into his bout with Holloway. It looks like the disrespect is continuing as many people are counting him out against Khabib Nurmagomedov in their unification bout later this year.

“My life is a ‘Rocky’ movie. Just this last Saturday, people were looking past me,” Poirier told the UFC Unfiltered podcast (h/t MMA Weekly). “It’s nothing new to me. It’s exciting.”

“I’ve said it before, I honor these challenges, that’s what wakes me up in the morning.”

Nurmagomedov, 30, has compiled a professional record of 27-0. He is widely considered one of the best lightweight fighters of all-time. Although “The Eagle” has been perfect in his MMA career thus far, that doesn’t mean he is invincible.

Perhaps that’s why Poirier is so confident.

“I’m only going to build on this and get better. I know for sure I have the skills and the power and the determination and focus to put a loss on his record,” Poirier said.

As for when the lightweight championship will finally be unified, well the rumor is September in Abu Dhabi. But “The Diamond” sounds like he’s ready to go now.

“I’m ready to get this thing figured out with a date and a location,” Poirier stated.

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Khabib Nurmagomedov: Dustin Poirier Won A Temporary UFC Belt

Khabib Nurmagomedov is more intrigued by the challenge of Dustin Poirier, not in unifying the lightweight titles. At UFC 236, Poirier clashed with featherweight champion Max Holloway for the interim lightweight gold. After five rounds of action, Poirie…

Khabib Nurmagomedov is more intrigued by the challenge of Dustin Poirier, not in unifying the lightweight titles. At UFC 236, Poirier clashed with featherweight champion Max Holloway for the interim lightweight gold. After five rounds of action, Poirier was awarded the unanimous decision victory and the interim 155-pound title. He’s now set for a title […]

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Ranking the Top Contenders for MMA’s 2019 Fight of the Year so Far

UFC 236 reminded everyone of what amazing, high-level MMA can bring to the table. Pure excitement. After the main and co-main events, the race for Fight of the Year ramped up with two new additions…

UFC 236 reminded everyone of what amazing, high-level MMA can bring to the table. Pure excitement. After the main and co-main events, the race for Fight of the Year ramped up with two new additions…

Watch: Shaquille O’Neal and Poirier Comfort ‘Mini-Blessed’ After Holloway UFC 236 Loss

In the main event of UFC 236 this past weekend, Max Holloway and Dustin Poirier threw down in an instant classic. The pair competed for the interim lightweight championship of the world. After five great rounds of fighting, Poirier left the cage with t…

In the main event of UFC 236 this past weekend, Max Holloway and Dustin Poirier threw down in an instant classic. The pair competed for the interim lightweight championship of the world. After five great rounds of fighting, Poirier left the cage with the interim title and a decision victory. It was an emotional loss […]

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