Tag: Dustin Poirier

Morning Report: Dan Hooker interested in Dustin Poirier or Justin Gaethje: ‘Those are the only two options that make sense for me’

MMAfighting.com By Jed Meshew@JedKMeshew Last weekend, Dan Hooker scored the biggest win of his career, taking a split decision over Paul Felder in the main event of UFC Auckland. It was Hooker’s first main event and he came through with flying colors, playing his part in creating the early front-runner for Fight of the Year. […]

Al Iaquinta hopes to talk Paul Felder off retirement ledge if Dustin Poirier fight fizzles

MMAfighting.com By Steven Marrocco@MMAFightingSM PORTLAND, Ore. – Onetime UFC lightweight title challenger Al Iaquinta hopes he can talk Paul Felder out of retirement if a fight against Dustin Poirier doesn’t materialize. Iaquinta on Sunday told MMA Fighting the Poirier matchup is “the fight to make,” but he aims to rekindle an old matchup if that’s no longer […]

Kevin Lee thinks Dustin Poirier’s footwork could be problematic for Nurmagomedov: ‘It might be a long night for Khabib’

By Lewis Mckeever@Mckeever89 Bloodyelbow.com Undefeated lightweight champ Khabib Nurmagomedov is the rightful favorite heading into his title unification bout against Dustin Poirier, but former lightweight title challenger turned welterweight hopeful Kevin Lee believes ‘The Diamond’ may have the tools to pull off the upset on Sept. 7. Speaking to renowned podcast […]

Morning Report: Despite loss to Dustin Poirier, Max Holloway believes he’s still ‘in the mix’ at lightweight

By Jed Meshew@JedKMeshew MMAfighting.com At UFC 236 last month, Max Holloway challenged Dustin Poirier for the interim lightweight title. He came up short, losing a hard-fought unanimous decision. But just because he lost his first bid for a UFC lightweight championship, that doesn’t mean he’s done with the division forever. In fact, Holloway says he still sees […]

Interim UFC lightweight champ Dustin Poirier claims to have weighed 176 pounds against Max Holloway

By Lewis Mckeever@Mckeever89 Bloodyelbow.com Dustin Poirier was notably thicker than Max Holloway in their interim lightweight title bout at UFC 236, and ‘The Diamond’ admitted on social media that he weighed a whopping 176 pounds on fight night — that’s 21 pounds heavier than the 155-pound weight limit. The Diamond […]

Dustin Poirier responds to Khabib saying he’s going to maul him: We’re not here to play tennis

By Lewis Mckeever@Mckeever89 Bloodyelbow.com Dustin Poirier knows a thing or two about maulings, having battered the likes of Eddie Alvarez, Justin Gaethje and Max Holloway enroute to winning the interim UFC lightweight title at UFC 236. That’s why, when reigning lightweight king Khabib Nurmagomedov said he was going to ‘maul’ Poirier […]