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Dustin Poirier and Islam Makhachev
Islam Makhachev

Dustin Poirier wishes he got UFC 294 short notice title fight against Islam Makhachev: "It was perfect timing"

Cole Shelton - November 22, 2023

Dustin Poirier says he had accepted to fight Islam Makhachev on short notice at UFC 294. Makhachev was looking to defend his lightweight title for the second time as he was set to rematch Charles Oliveira. However, on less than two weeks’ notice, it was revealed that Oliveira suffered a cut above his eye which kept him from fighting.

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Dustin Poirier again teases potential UFC 300 return: "Working on something"

Josh Evanoff - November 20, 2023

Former UFC interim lightweight champion Dustin Poirier could be returning at a certain historic event in April. ‘The Diamond’ has been out of action since his rematch with Justin Gaethje in July. Five years after Dustin Poirier scored a knockout win over ‘The Highlight’, they competed for BMF gold. However, the hammer became the nail in the lightweight’s rematch earlier this year.

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Dustin Poirier welcomes fourth UFC fight with Conor McGregor: "Even if I slap his ass around again, he's still going to be chatting"

Fernando Quiles - November 19, 2023

Dustin Poirier wouldn’t mind having another go at Conor McGregor. Poirier and McGregor have had three fights against each other under the UFC banner. Their first encounter took place back in September 2014, and it was McGregor who scored the first-round TKO finish. The rematch wasn’t held until January 2021, and the tables were turned. Poirier scored a second-round TKO win.

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Conor McGregor still eyeing future fourth fight with Dustin Poirier: "It's a must"

Josh Evanoff - November 16, 2023

Former UFC dual-weight champion Conor McGregor still has his eyes on Dustin Poirier. ‘The Notorious’ is currently awaiting his next bout. Having been out of the cage since his trilogy with Dustin Poirier in July 2021, Conor McGregor famously broke his leg in that bout. Due to the injury, and his exit from the USADA testing pool, he’s been on a lengthy hiatus.

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Dustin Poirier confident that Charles Oliveira is capable of dethroning Islam Makhachev: “He can win that fight”

Harry Kettle - November 14, 2023

Dustin Poirier believes that Charles Oliveira has what it takes to dethrone Islam Makhachev in a future rematch. At UFC 294, Islam Makhachev was initially scheduled to defend his UFC lightweight championship against Charles Oliveira. Unfortunately, as a result of ‘Do Bronx’ suffering a nasty cut in training, he was forced to withdraw. Alexander Volkanovski replaced him on short notice and ultimately, came up short in a knockout defeat to the star from Dagestan.

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Dustin Poirier weighs in on the UFC’s split with USADA

Harry Kettle - November 8, 2023

UFC fighter Dustin Poirier has given his thoughts on the promotion’s recent split with USADA. Last month, it was announced that USADA and the Ultimate Fighting Championship will be ending their working relationship. Their association with one another will conclude in January 2024, following a pretty public fallout between the two companies.

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Dustin Poirier says he needs an opponent that "really, really motivates me" for him to return

Cole Shelton - November 7, 2023

Dustin Poirier isn’t sure when or who he will fight in his return. Poirier is coming off a KO loss to Justin Gaethje in July for the vacant BMF title. It was a rematch of their 2018 fight which Poirier had won by fourth-round TKO in one of the best scraps of the year.

Charles Oliveira
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Nate Diaz takes aim at Charles Oliveira and Dustin Poirier following news of UFC 294 main event shakeup

Harry Kettle - October 11, 2023

Former UFC star Nate Diaz has taken aim at Charles Oliveira, as well as Dustin Poirier, after he was pulled from UFC 294. Just a matter of hours ago, it was announced that Charles Oliveira has been pulled from his scheduled contest with Islam Makhachev at UFC 294. The two were set to take part in a rematch, with the UFC lightweight championship being on the line. Unfortunately, due to a nasty cut sustained by ‘Do Bronx’ in training, the fight is no longer going ahead.

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Eddie Alvarez expresses interest in trilogy fight with Dustin Poirier following recent Twitter exchange: “I out dogged you the first match”

Susan Cox - September 6, 2023

Eddie Alvarez is expressing an interest in a trilogy fight with Dustin Poirier following a recent exchange on Twitter. Alvarez (30-8 MMA) left the UFC in July of 2018 after being defeated by Dustin Poirier (29-8 MMA) via TKO in round 2. ‘The Underground King’ went on to sign with ONE Championship later that year.

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Former opponent offers Dustin Poirier late 2023 rematch: "I'm up one!"

Josh Evanoff - August 28, 2023

UFC lightweight contender Dustin Poirier has received a callout from Michael Johnson. ‘The Diamond’ is fresh off his return late last month at UFC 291 opposite Justin Gaethje. Over five years after Dustin Poirier handed ‘The Highlight’ a knockout loss, he suffered the same fate. In their pay-per-view headliner, Gaethje scored a highlight-reel second-round knockout win.

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Michael Chandler

Michael Chandler warns Dustin Poirier of potential welterweight move: "It's not smart"

Josh Evanoff - August 16, 2023

UFC lightweight Michael Chandler believes Dustin Poirier should think twice about welterweight. ‘The Diamond’ is fresh off his rematch opposite Justin Gaethje at UFC 291 last month. Over five years after Dustin Poirier scored a knockout win, ‘The Highlight’ returned the favor. In the pay-per-view main event, the former interim lightweight champion suffered a second-round knockout loss.

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Vicente Luque intrigued by potential UFC fight against Dustin Poirier: "We could make that work"

Fernando Quiles - August 13, 2023

Vicente Luque is eyeing a big fight against Dustin Poirier if the opportunity presents itself. Luque recently snapped a two-fight skid by defeating a former UFC Lightweight Champion. He went one-on-one with Rafael dos Anjos inside the UFC Apex to cap off UFC Vegas 78. This bout went the distance and “The Silent Assassin” emerged victorious via unanimous decision.

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Conor McGregor rips Dustin Poirier's resume as he claims 'The Diamond' isn't a Hall of Famer: "He’s done f**k all"

Cole Shelton - August 1, 2023

Conor McGregor doesn’t think Dustin Poirier has a Hall of Fame resume. After Poirier suffered a headkick KO loss at UFC 291, he spoke to Ariel Helwani on Monday and Helwani claimed Poirier didn’t need the BMF belt and was already a Hall of Famer. However, Conor McGregor doesn’t think that is the case at all as he says all Poirier has is one lucky win over him. Outside of that, he hasn’t won a UFC title and doesn’t have the resume to be a Hall of Famer.

Justin Gaethje and Dustin Poirier at UFC 291
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What's next for Justin Gaethje and Dustin Poirier after UFC 291?

Cole Shelton - July 31, 2023

In the main event of UFC 291, the vacant BMF title was up for grabs as Justin Gaethje and Dustin Poirier were set for their highly-anticipated rematch. Gaethje entered the fight coming off a majority decision win over Rafael Fiziev back in March to return to the win column. In the fight prior, he lost to Charles Oliveira for the lightweight belt.

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Dustin Poirier explains why he‘s frustrated following knockout loss at UFC 291: “I lost to somebody I think I’m better than"

Cole Shelton - July 31, 2023

Dustin Poirier has a reason as to why he is frustrated with his UFC 291 loss to Justin Gaethje. Poirier entered his UFC 291 headliner against Gaethje for the BMF title coming off a submission win over Michael Chandler. ‘The Diamond’ also entered the bout with a ton of confidence given he had already beat Gaethje by TKO back in 2018. However, in the rematch, it was Gaethje who got his hand raised as he scored a second-round head kick KO.

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Dustin Poirier weighs in on Conor McGregor’s ongoing issues with USADA: “If we change the rules for him to sell some PPV’s, we make a mockery of all this”

Josh Evanoff - July 31, 2023

UFC lightweight contender Dustin Poirier has weighed in on Conor McGregor’s ongoing USADA saga. ‘The Diamond’ returned to the octagon in the main event of UFC 291 over the weekend. In the headliner, Dustin Poirier faced Justin Gaethje in a high-profile rematch. Five years prior, ‘The Highlight’ suffered a fourth-round knockout loss in his home state of Arizona to the future interim champion.

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Daniel Cormier weighs in on Dustin Poirier’s knockout loss to Justin Gaethje: “I hope he doesn't walk away”

Susan Cox - July 31, 2023

Daniel Cormier is weighing in on Dustin Poirier’s knockout loss to Justin Gaethje. Saturday, July 29th, at UFC 291, the new ‘BMF’ title holder, Justin Gaethje was crowned.

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Jorge Masvidal claims he lost $100K when Justin Gaethje knocked out Dustin Poirier at UFC 291

Susan Cox - July 31, 2023

Jorge Masvidal is claiming he lost $100K when Justin Gaethje knocked out Dustin Poirier at UFC 291. It was just this past Saturday, July 29th at UFC 291 that Dustin Poirier (29-8 MMA) was KO’d by Justin Gaethje (25-4 MMA) to claim the ‘BMF’ title at the Delta Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.