Tony Ferguson open to Conor McGregor or Dustin Poirier fights to earn shot against Khabib vs. Gaethje winner

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Tony Ferguson was down but he’s far from out. The former interim lightweight champion hadn’t tasted defeat in eight years until he set foot in the octagon to do battle with Justin Gaethje in the UFC 249 main event. In the weeks leading up to that fight, Ferguson had been preparing […]

Dustin Poirier Wants Last Portion of UFC Career ‘To Really Mean Something’

Dustin Poirier remains one of the top lightweight contenders in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He demonstrated that much at UFC on ESPN 12, when he bounced back from a loss in a title fight to surge past Dan Hooker for a five-round decision victory on June 27. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Dustin Poirier explains how Jorge Masvidal never stopped training for Kamaru Usman

Dustin Poirier assures everyone that Jorge Masvidal will be in fight shape for UFC 251. Masvidal (35-13 MMA, 12-6 UFC) is stepping in on late notice to challenge welterweight champion Kamaru Usman this Saturday in the main event. Usman originally was scheduled to face Gilbert Burns, but after Burns tested positive for COVID-19, the UFC […]

Inspired by Khabib and Poirier, Max Holloway will auction off UFC 251 fight kit for Hawaii Foodbank

ABU DHABI – Following in the footsteps of Khabib Nurmagomedov and Dustin Poirier, former UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway will auction off his UFC 251 fight kit for charity after Saturday’s fight. In a public service announcement posted Tuesday on Twitter, Holloway announced his decision to donate his kit to Hawaii Foodbank in an effort […]

Dan Hooker amazingly looks ‘good as new’ one week after Dustin Poirier war

It didn’t take long for Dan Hooker’s face to go back to normal after looking like he was in a car crash just one week ago. Hooker (20-9 MMA, 9-5 UFC) was involved in a wreck of sorts, but one that just so happened to take place in the octagon when he put on a […]

Hot Tweets: Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov’s legacy and Dustin Poirier vs. Dan Hooker as Fight of the Year

Photo by Valery Sharifulin\TASS via Getty Images Much has happened in the past week: Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov passed away due to complications from COVID-19, Dustin Poirier and Dan Hooker put on a Fight of the Year contender, and Max Holloway revealed he hasn’t been sparring ahead of his title fight rematch next weekend. Let’s discuss. Abdulmanap […]

Coach Mike Brown wants Dustin Poirier to get title shot or marquee fight: ‘He’s a draw’

Mike Brown thinks big things should be in Dustin Poirier’s horizon. The former WEC featherweight champion and current American Top Team coach wants to see Poirier get the next shot at the UFC lightweight belt or otherwise be involved in a marquee fight. Of course, Poirier is coming off an impressive win in a “Fight […]

Dustin Poirier prefers next UFC title shot comes right way: ‘I don’t want to slide in … I want to earn it’

Dustin Poirier’s ultimate goal is to be the undisputed UFC lightweight champion, but he wants to earn his second shot at gold. Poirier (26-6 MMA, 18-5 UFC), the former interim champ, fell short in his attempt to unify the titles against champion Khabib Nurmagomedov last September, but he hasn’t given up on his title aspirations. […]

Dustin Poirier shows off massively swollen ankle just days removed from battle with Dan Hooker

Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC Dustin Poirier will definitely need a little time to recover from his five round battle with Dan Hooker. The former interim champion won “Fight of the Night” honors this past Saturday night following a war of attrition with Hooker that saw the lightweights land nearly 400 combined strikes over 25 […]

Dustin Poirier Shares Picture of Severely Swollen Ankle After UFC on ESPN 12 Victory

Dustin Poirier did not emerge from his memorable clash with Dan Hooker unscathed. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Dan Hooker identifies errors in Dustin Poirier loss, targets Tony Ferguson or Charles Oliveira

Dan Hooker’s choice to engage in a thrilling barnburner with Dustin Poirier may have ultimately cost him a win. Hooker (20-9 MMA, 10-5 UFC) suffered a unanimous decision loss to Poirier (26-6 MMA, 18-5 UFC) in the main event of UFC on ESPN 12 this past weekend, winning the first two rounds on the judges’ scorecards […]

Dan Hooker returns home to two-week mandatory quarantine following war with Dustin Poirier

Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC Dan Hooker returned home to New Zealand following his five round war with Dustin Poirier but it will be at least two weeks before he can hug his family. As part of the travel restrictions set up by the government in his native country, the lightweight contender has to stay […]

USA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie rankings, June 30: Dustin Poirier on the up (and up)

Dustin Poirier came away with a thrilling victory in an instant classic at UFC on ESPN 12 and, as a result, is moving up on two lists. In the “Fight of the Night” that is sure to remain a “Fight of the Year” candidate, Poirer earned a gutsy unanimous decision over Dan Hooker in this […]

Spinning Back Clique: Was Dustin Poirier vs. Dan Hooker the ‘Fight of the Year’?

Welcome to “Spinning Back Clique,” MMA Junkie’s weekly show that takes a spin through the biggest topics in mixed martial arts. And this week, Simon Head hosts with MMA Junkie Radio’s “Gorgeous” George and “Goze,” plus the return of John Morgan after a week away. SHOW TOPICS Dustin Poirier and Dan Hooker put on an […]

Between the Links: Dustin Poirier vs. Dan Hooker instant classic, did Mike Perry play us, and more

Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC Between the Links returns with a special live edition. Mike Heck is joined by MMA Fighting’s Jose Youngs and fellow journalist Kristen King as they battle it out for the BTL interim title. This week, the panel will discuss the incredible UFC on ESPN 12 main event between Dustin Poirier […]

UFC on ESPN 12 salaries: Dustin Poirier leads with $300,000 payout

Dan Hooker and Dustin Poirier | Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC A main event matchup between Dustin Poirier and Dan Hooker promised excitement and unsurprisingly the two lightweight stars walked out of Saturday’s show with the highest paydays. Poirier’s disclosed earnings came in at $300,000 after winning a five-round unanimous decision over Hooker in the […]

Charles Oliveira highlights winning streak in issuing Dustin Poirier callout

Charles Oliveira thinks he’s done more than enough to draw a top-ranked lightweight next. Oliveira (29-8 MMA, 17-8 UFC) has been on a tear and is riding a ton of momentum after his third-round finish of Kevin Lee in March. He has finished his last seven opponents, earning a “Performance of the Night” in six […]

Coach Mike Brown explains how patience, conditioning were key to Dustin Poirier beating Dan Hooker

Dustin Poirier and Dan Hooker | Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC Mike Brown knew Dan Hooker was going to be a tough test, which is exactly why Dustin Poirier was prepared to dish out punishment for all five rounds. Just days removed from the UFC on ESPN 12 main event, Poirier’s American Top Team head […]

UFC on ESPN 12 Salaries: Dustin Poirier ($300,000), Mike Perry ($180,000) Top Payroll

Dustin Poirier put in a full night’s work to defeat Dan Hooker, and he was well compensated for his efforts. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

UFC on ESPN 12 post-event facts: Dustin Poirier, Dan Hooker set striking record

UFC on ESPN 12 concluded the promotion’s five-week stretch of events at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, and the card provided some historic moments. Dustin Poirier (26-6 MMA, 18-5 UFC) added to his legend in the main event when he produced another classic for his resume in the form of a unanimous decision victory […]

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