Nate Diaz talks about being ‘ostracized’ by UFC, claims Dustin Poirier bailed on fight

Nate Diaz | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting After three years on the sidelines, Nate Diaz is back this weekend and the way he tells it, he was in no rush to return to the Octagon on anybody’s terms but his own. Diaz has not competed since losing a majority decision to Conor McGregor in their […]

Morning Report: Michael Bisping: Conor McGregor is ‘hoping and praying’ that Dustin Poirier beats Khabib Nurmagomedov

On Sept. 7 in Abu Dhabi, Khabib Nurmagomedov will put his lightweight title on the line against interim champion Dustin Poirier in the main event of UFC 242. The event figures to be among the biggest of the year for the UFC and while the whole world will be watching, there will be at least […]

Dustin Poirier Believes Khabib Nurmagomedov Can Be Beaten With Patience and Composure

Dustin Poirier faces his toughest task to date when he takes on undefeated lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 242 in Abu Dhabi on Sept. 7. View full post on Recent News on

Khabib Nurmagomedov plans to do to Dustin Poirier exactly what he did to Conor McGregor

Khabib Nurmagomedov doesn’t have a personal grudge against Dustin Poirier but that won’t stop the UFC interim lightweight champion from suffering the same fate as Conor McGregor. Recently, the undefeated Russian faced off with Poirier for the second time ahead of their showdown in Abu Dhabi on Sept. 7. The title unification bout will headline […]

Dustin Poirier explains why he will be the one to finally defeat Khabib Nurmagomedov 

Dustin Poirier isn’t fooling himself into believing that his upcoming fight against Khabib Nurmagomedov is going to be easy. After more than 30 professional fights, the highest of highs in big wins and the lowest of lows in devastating losses, the 30-year-old Louisiana native has seen it all during his career. That’s why he’s not […]

Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Dustin Poirier UFC 242 press conference staredown

LONDON — At the UFC 242 press conference, UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and Dustin Poirier squared off for the first time Wednesday afternoon. View full post on MMA Fighting – All Posts

Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Dustin Poirier title unifier booked for UFC 242

A long-anticipated lightweight title unifier between champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and interim titleholder Dustin Poirier is now official for UFC 242. On Tuesday, the promotion announced the fight two weeks after clearing a roadblock when the Nevada Athletic Commission reduced the suspensions of Nurmagomedov teammates Abubakar Nurmagomedov and Zubaira Tukhugov for their role in an infamous brawl […]

Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Dustin Poirier official for UFC 242 in Abu Dhabi

Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Dustin Poirier is official. The UFC announced Tuesday that Nurmagomedov (27-0) and Poirier (25-5, 1 NC) will meet in a lightweight title unification bout that will headline UFC 242 in Abu Dhabi on Sept. 7. A venue is still to be determined. Nurmagomedov will be returning from a nine-month disciplinary suspension for […]

AKA Coach ‘Excited to Start Camp’ for Khabib Nurmagomedov Title Defense vs. Dustin Poirier

The UFC has not yet formally announced that Khabib Nurmagomedov’s lightweight title defense against Dustin Poirier will headline the promotion’s Sept. 7 card in Abu Dhabi, but the champion’s team is about to begin preparations for the rumored bout. View full post on Recent News on

Dustin Poirier Breaks Down Potential Fight Against Khabib Nurmagomedov

Dustin Poirier is ready to unify belts with Khabib Nurmagomedov later this year, with all signs pointing to that fight happening in September at UFC 242 in Abu Dhabi, UAE. View full post on Recent News on

Dustin Poirier: ‘I can beat anybody in the world,’ and Khabib Nurmagomedov is next

A shiny UFC belt and key to the city of Lafayette, La., are now in Dustin Poirier’s possession. So, yeah, life has changed since April 13. That was the night Poirier, 30, claimed UFC gold with an interim lightweight title victory over Max Holloway in Atlanta. Ever since then, things have changed, even if Poirier […]

Watch MMA Junkie Radio here (8 p.m. ET) with Dustin Poirier, Valentina Shevchenko, Ray Sefo, Dave Hirschbein

MMA Junkie Radio kicks off tonight at 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT) with special guests Dustin Poirier, Valentina Shevchenko, Ray Sefo and Dave Hirschbein. Poirier, the UFC interim lightweight champion, will call in to discuss life as a champ and provide an update on the status of his potential title unification with Khabib Nurmagomedov. […]

Championship Life Is Better Than Anticipated For Dustin Poirier

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MMA’s week out of the cage: UFC champ Dustin Poirier receives key to city in Lafayette

Social media has become a significant part of the sporting landscape. But few, if any, professional sports match the level of interaction and personal access provided by MMA. In an individual competition in which nearly every athlete is chasing the same goal of financial success and championship glory, it’s important for fighters to provide insight […]

Dustin Poirier’s Boxing Coach Credits His Stamina, Late-Round Power For Title-clinching Win

UFC interim lightweight champion Dustin Poirier has been on an unbelievable tear in the ultra-competitive 155-pound division, and his boxing coach has a good idea of one of the reasons behind it. View full post on Recent News on

Khabib Nurmagomedov Expects to ‘Maul’ Dustin Poirier ‘Like I Do with Everybody’

After watching Dustin Poirier outlast Max Holloway to claim the interim lightweight title at UFC 236, Khabib Nurmagomedov believes “The Diamond” has earned his shot at a championship unification bout. View full post on Recent News on

Khabib Nurmagomedov on Dustin Poirier: ‘I have to maul him, like I do with everybody’

Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Dustin Poirier does indeed appear to be the next step for the UFC’s lightweight division. Speaking Saturday on the UFC St. Petersburg post-fight show, Nurmagomedov, the reigning UFC lightweight champion, admitted that he was surprised by Poirier’s interim title win over Max Holloway at UFC 236 and said that preliminary discussions have […]

ATT owner Dan Lambert donates Dustin Poirier’s UFC 236 gym fees to Good Fight Foundation

The acts of kindness from the MMA community continue to pour in following Dustin Poirier’s interim lightweight title victory last weekend at UFC 236. This one comes from American Top Team owner Dan Lambert. Lambert has joined the likes of Max Holloway, Alan Jouban and Eryk Anders in contributing to Poirier’s Good Fight Foundation non-profit […]

Mike Brown reflects on Dustin Poirier’s victory, and offers insight into how to deal with Khabib Nurmagomedov

If anybody knows what it’s like to be considered a nowhere man going against a titan of industry, it’s American Top Team’s Mike Brown. A little over ten years ago, Brown was a challenger for then thriving WEC featherweight champion Urijah Faber, who — with a 13-fight winning streak that spanned three years — carried […]

Video: Shaquille O’Neal, Dustin Poirier Console Max Holloway’s Son After UFC 236 Battle

Thanks to the two title fights at the top of the card, UFC 236 was an event to remember. View full post on Recent News on

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