Dustin Poirier says Nate Diaz fight at welterweight among future options

Dustin Poirier is confident he’ll eventually share the octagon with Nate Diaz and is willing to move up a weight class to boost the odds of it happening. Poirier (27-6 MMA, 19-5 UFC) and Diaz (20-12 MMA, 15-10 UFC) were once scheduled to fight at UFC 230 in November 2018. It didn’t come to fruition, […]

Dustin Poirier open to eventual move to 170 to face Nate Diaz: ‘He’s a guy I’ve always wanted to fight’

Dustin Poirier | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Dustin Poirier isn’t giving up on a future fight with Nate Diaz. The two were once scheduled to meet at UFC 230 on Nov. 3, 2018, a lightweight bout that was expected to serve as the co-main event of a major pay-per-view card at Madison Square Garden. Poirier […]

MMA’s week out of the cage: Dustin Poirier gets key to city of Youngsville

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 […]

Khabib Nurmagomedov: Dustin Poirier Deserves to Be UFC Lightweight Champion

With another meeting with UFC president Dana White looming, Khabib Nurmagomedov has some ideas on how he thinks the lightweight division should unfold. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Khabib Nurmagomedov set to meet Dana White, says Dustin Poirier ‘deserves to be champion’

UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov restated his intention not to hold up the 155-pound division, but also revealed that things still haven’t been fully agreed with regard to his, or the division’s immediate future. Nurmagomedov spoke at length to Match TV in Russia, where he laid out his thoughts on the UFC lightweight division, and […]

Who’s the better boxer: Conor McGregor or Max Holloway? Dustin Poirier weighs in

Having battled two of the sport’s best boxers in Conor McGregor and Max Holloway, Dustin Poirier has given his take on who’s better. Poirier (27-6 MMA, 19-5 UFC), who’s beaten Holloway twice and split his two appearances against McGregor, has spent a significant amount of octagon time with both men. After suffering a first-round TKO […]

Eddie Alvarez hails Dustin Poirier, Michael Chandler’s UFC 257 wins: ‘The good guys conquered’

Eddie Alvarez shares a rich history with the majority of the fighters that competed in the main and co-main events of UFC 257. In a pivotal night for the UFC’s lightweight division, Dustin Poirier and Michael Chandler reigned supreme Jan. 23 as they positioned themselves at the top of the 155-pound ladder. Having gone into […]

Dustin Poirier ‘blown away’ by The Good Fight Foundation’s success, and that’s just the start

Dustin Poirier has already established himself as perhaps the UFC’s most charitable fighter. He’s got the recognition to prove it, but in his mind this is just the start of what’s possible. Poirier (27-6 MMA, 19-5 UFC) has spent the past several years using his platform to give back through his non-profit charity, The Good […]

Dustin Poirier, Rose Namajunas featured in ad set to air during Super Bowl

Guaranteed Rate, YouTube UFC stars Dustin Poirier and Rose Namajunas are about to get even more exposure. The former champions are prominently featured in an upcoming ad for mortgage company Guaranteed Rate that is set to air during the Super Bowl broadcast this Sunday. Watch the commercial above. Poirier, a one-time interim titleholder at 155 […]

Guaranteed Rate Super Bowl Commercial To Feature Dustin Poirier And Rose Namajunas

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Nate Diaz declares he’s a welterweight, but adds ‘f*ck a weight class’ to fight Dustin Poirier

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Nate Diaz appears to be uninterested in a comeback at 155 pounds. Diaz, who’s been on the shelf since a “BMF” title loss to Jorge Masvidal at UFC 244, on Tuesday tweeted he’s available for fights in the welterweight division – not lightweight. “[Nick Diaz Army] soldier 170 pounds,” Diaz wrote. […]

‘F*ck a weight class,’ Nate Diaz takes aim at Dustin Poirier once again

UFC star Nate Diaz hasn’t fought in 15 months – to this day, to be exact – but when has inactivity ever stopped him from flexing on social media? Never. Such was the case when Diaz sent out a pair of tweets Tuesday with a clear message. Diaz’s first tweet indicated he’s not interested in […]

Justin Gaethje: UFC botched lightweight title picture, stiffed Dustin Poirier and Tony Ferguson

Justin Gaethje thinks the UFC dropped the ball in how it’s handled business at the very top of the lightweight division. Gaethje, the former UFC title challenger and current top contender, believes the title picture at 155 pounds was managed poorly by the UFC and president Dana White in the past few months. Currently, the […]

Dustin Poirier relishes target after Conor McGregor win, will step back until best option emerges

Dustin Poirier isn’t looking to fast play anything with his fighting career after scoring a signature victory over Conor McGregor at UFC 257. Poirier (27-6 MMA, 19-5 UFC) redeemed one of the most noteworthy losses of his career in his rematch with McGregor (22-5 MMA, 10-3 UFC) earlier this month. He scored a second-round TKO […]

Patricio Pitbull expects Michael Chandler to beat Dustin Poirier ‘easily,’ but still won’t be MMA’s best lightweight

Patricio Freire became a two-division champion in Bellator by stopping Michael Chandler in just 61 seconds. | Bellator Every time Michael Chandler enters a cage to compete, expect a tweet from Patricio Freire. Chandler, a former Bellator lightweight champion, beat Freire’s brother Patricky Freire twice in 2011 and 2016. But “Pitbull” got the last laugh […]

UFC 257 ‘Thrill and Agony’ video: Jolie Poirier thanks Conor McGregor for $500,000 donation to foundation

Photo by Mike Roach/Zuffa LLC In the latest edition of “The Thrill and the Agony,” cameras take in the aftermath of UFC 257 this past Saturday in Abu Dhabi. The top-heavy event naturally focuses on the main and co-main events, Dustin Poirier vs. Conor McGregor and Michael Chandler vs. Dan Hooker, as the action comes […]

Coach Firas Zahabi: Conor McGregor faded in face of Dustin Poirier attack – ‘he’s not used to weathering storms’

Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor | Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC Conor McGregor’s penchant for fast, emphatic wins may have caught up to him. That’s one of the reasons “The Notorious” fell short in his rematch with Dustin Poirier at UFC 257, according to Tristar head coach Firas Zahabi. McGregor has a long reel of […]

Video: Between the Links, Live Edition: Dustin Poirier KOs Conor McGregor, Michael Chandler’s stellar debut, Ben Askren vs. Jake Paul

Between the Links returns for a special live edition following the UFC’s first pay-per-view event of 2021. Host Mike Heck is joined by reigning BTL champion, MMA Fighting’s Steven Marrocco as he looks to make it two straight against Jed Meshew following last week’s victory. This week, the panel will discuss the fallout of UFC […]

Mike Brown: Trilogy with Conor McGregor possible, but ‘what Dustin Poirier is fighting for is to be world champion’

Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC Dustin Poirier has a lot of reasons to celebrate after vanquishing Conor McGregor inside two rounds in their rematch at UFC 257. While the end result was TKO victory, Poirier’s longtime head coach Mike Brown said that they prepared for a number of potential scenarios in the fight with the […]

Video: UFC 257 ‘Fight Motion’ features Dustin Poirier flooring Conor McGregor, Michael Chandler’s spectacular debut, more

Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC Watch the UFC 257 edition of “Fight Motion” to see all the highlights from Saturday’s pay-per-view, including Dustin Poirier’s triumph in his rematch with Conor McGregor, Michael Chandler’s incredible UFC debut, plus big finishes for Makhmud Muradov, Marina Rodriguez, and Julianna Pena, and more. View full post on MMA Fighting […]

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