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

Paul Felder plans to make 155 pounds for UFC 242 in case Nurmagomedov, Poirier can’t

Paul Felder almost got the chance of a lifetime in April 2018, but the New York State Athletic Commission got in the way. Come Sept. 7, when he shares a card with lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and interim champ Dustin Poirier, he once again will be ready to step in should one of the main-event […]

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 […]

Dana White: ‘I’m assuming’ Tony Ferguson is next in line for Khabib vs. Poirier winner 

Tony Ferguson knows better than most that nothing is guaranteed but for now it appears he’s the next contender in line to fight for the UFC lightweight title. Following 12 straight wins including back-to-back victories over Anthony Pettis and Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone, Ferguson would seem to be the only legitimate choice to battle the winner […]

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 vs Poirier To Headline UFC 242 in Abu Dhabi

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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 […]

Khabib Nurmagomedov-Dustin Poirier Lightweight Title Bout Official for UFC 242

The Ultimate Fighting Championship has announced that Khabib Nurmagomedov will defend his lightweight title against Dustin Poirier at UFC 242. View full post on Recent News on

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 […]

Donald Cerrone ready for Khabib vs. Poirier winner, would be ‘thoroughly disappointed’ by snub

OTTAWA, Ontario – Perennial UFC contender Donald Cerrone is optimistic he’ll be called if lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov or interim titleholder Dustin Poirier fall out of UFC 242. “I should beat these guys, man,” Cerrone said after an impressive decision win over Al Iaquinta on Saturday night at UFC on ESPN+ 9. “I feel like […]

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

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