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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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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UFC Reportedly Sets Dates For Montevideo, Abu Dhabi, and Sao Paulo Events

It looks like the UFC has locked down three dates for international events later this year. Those being in August, September, and November, according to MMA Fighting. The report suggests the UFC is heading to Uruguay on August 10 for a Fight Night card…

It looks like the UFC has locked down three dates for international events later this year. Those being in August, September, and November, according to MMA Fighting. The report suggests the UFC is heading to Uruguay on August 10 for a Fight Night card. This will be the UFC’s third card in a South American […]

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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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Dustin Poirier Calls out Khabib Nurmagomedov: ‘Let’s F–king Fight’ in September

UFC interim lightweight champion Dustin Poirier told TMZ Sports on Tuesday that he wants Khabib Nurmagomedov next. “He knows what’s up. I know what’s up. Let’s f–king fight,” the 30-year-old said…

UFC interim lightweight champion Dustin Poirier told TMZ Sports on Tuesday that he wants Khabib Nurmagomedov next. “He knows what’s up. I know what’s up. Let’s f–king fight,” the 30-year-old said…

Conor McGregor Congratulates Dustin Poirier, Says He Should Fight Nate Diaz Next

Conor McGregor sent out a message of congratulations to new UFC interim lightweight champion Dustin Poirier on Saturday night after he earned a unanimous decision win over Max Holloway in the UFC 236 main event. The championship belt served as a reward…

Conor McGregor sent out a message of congratulations to new UFC interim lightweight champion Dustin Poirier on Saturday night after he earned a unanimous decision win over Max Holloway in the UFC 236 main event. The championship belt served as a reward for a lifetime of blood, sweat and tears that Poirier has put into […]

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