Dustin Poirier with his recent strides in the UFC world has been among the talks, and discussions, regarding, how “The Diamond” can continue this current flow.
Dustin Poirier has a very impressive UFC record of 18-5 to his name, which shows while he has been dominant most times. He has also suffered 5 defeats as well, out of which 2 are inflicted by none other than Conor McGregor (2014) and Khabib Nurmagomedov (2019).
Dustin might have lost to two of the biggest names in UFC at the moment, yet there are no grudges on his part. As lately he even acknowledged the fight against Conor McGregor, as the fight that reshaped his career. And hailed Khabib as an unsolved puzzle, recently in a chat with MMA Junkie.
Here’s What Dustin Poirier Said
Dustin Poirier reflected his mindset, and had some words of wisdom. And upon being asked to pick a rematch with either McGregor or Nurmagomedov. Here’s what “The Diamond” said.
“If the belts weren’t on the line, just for my legacy, I would love to beat Khabib. Nobody’s ever beat him. Nobody’s ever climbed that mountain. I would love to be the first one. That’s historic, that’s legendary, that’s the stuff I’m out to do. I’m not out for rematches and grudge matches and revenge. I’m a grown man, I don’t hold that stuff in my heart. I have a family and this is a business to me.”
Poirier lost to Khabib, back in September 2019, at UFC 242. Where the lightweight champion made him submit after 2 minutes in round-3.
He further said, “When I was younger, I might have wanted to fight Conor or fight anybody who beat me. But I’m just comfortable with everything. I’m comfortable with my record, with the stuff that I’ve done, the fights I’ve done. The fights that I’ve lost, I learned my lessons and tried to keep moving forward. So I’d really like to be the first one to beat Khabib.”
The 31-year-old recently defeated Dan Hooker, after a unanimous decision went his way. Which Further threw him back into the title frame.