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Jon Jones Stunned by Dustin Poirier’s Retirement Consideration After UFC 302, Similar to Khabib Nurmagomedov

Souvik Roy

Jon Jones Stunned by Dustin Poirier's Retirement Consideration After UFC 302, Similar to Khabib Nurmagomedov

Dustin Poirier’s indication of a possible retirement after UFC 302 shocked several fans, including the heavyweight champ, Jon Jones. Poirier’s last fight at UFC 299 showcased that he still has it, as he earned a KO victory over his rival. This is why the news of his retirement came like a bolt from the blue to most. The current heavyweight champ even reposted an ‘X’ update about Poirier’s retirement to express his bewilderment.

Well, Poirier’s age might be one of the reasons behind Jones’s shock. As of now, ‘The Diamond’ and Conor McGregor are both 35 years old, but their UFC careers present a stark difference. The latter out of the two is gearing up for his comeback on 29 June, while the former is planning to retire. This is exactly what Jon Jones is yet to come to terms with and the caption he used with the repost made his shock quite evident.

“Wait a minute, did he say he’s considering retiring after his next fight!?”

Several fans were shocked when the former UFC lightweight king, Khabib Nurmagomedov declared his retirement while still in his prime. Hence, Poirier’s decision to retire while at the top of his game might make most compare him to the Dagestani.

It’s pertinent to note that ‘Bones’ followed the same path a few months back. Many of his ‘X’ updates indicated that he might retire after his previously scheduled fight against Stipe Miocic, which is yet to materialize. Still, the situation has changed quite drastically since then.

Jon Jones has given up thoughts of retirement after fighting Stipe Miocic

‘Bones’ recently faced the wrath of several fans after refusing to fight the current interim heavyweight champ, Tom Aspinall. In fact, his ‘X’ updates during this time indicated that he would rather retire than fight Aspinall.

However, a large chunk of the UFC community currently wants the light heavyweight champ, Alex Pereira, to move up to heavyweight. Despite ducking Aspinall, ‘Bones’ looks pretty willing to take on Pereira in the future, thereby the retirement idea on ice.

Well, Jones has probably found the fight that might make him postpone his retirement plans. Now, it will be interesting to watch if Poirier can find a reason to delay his retirement as well, which otherwise will happen at the end of UFC 302.

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Souvik Roy

Souvik Roy


The coveted boxing bout between Lennox Lewis and Mike Tyson in 2002 was the first combat sports event that Souvik ever witnessed. However, he fell for the UFC when he knew about it in 2010. After starting as an occasional viewer back then, Souvik has been watching UFC events almost regularly from late 2017. He began his career as a UFC(MMA) and combat sports journalist in the year 2022 after gathering a lot of valuable knowledge about MMA and a few other combat sports disciplines. He has written more than 1300 articles about various UFC and other combat sports events prior to joining The SportsRush. Apart from being a journalist, Souvik is also an ardent fan of the UFC. Hence, he always looks to have conversations about the same with others. He has a deep affinity for striking part of MMA and other combat sports and Dustin ‘The Diamond’ Poirier is the warrior of his choice in the current UFC roster. Souvik also serves as the Lead Vocalist of a rock band during his time free from publishing reports.

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