Dustin Poirier Not Excited About Potential Showdown with Dan Hooker

Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight contender Dan Hooker is knocking on the door of the upper echelon of arguably the promotion’s deepest division after his win against former title challenger Al Iaquinta at UFC 243. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Dustin Poirier wants a meaningful fight that excites him, even if it’s at welterweight

TAMPA, Fla. – Dustin Poirier would fight again this year if an opportunity that made sense materialized, but the former interim UFC lightweight champ has no intention of competing just for the sake of it. Poirier (25-6 MMA, 17-5 UFC), who is coming off a title-fight loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov (28-0 MMA, 12-0 UFC) last month […]

Dustin Poirier says timing right for Conor McGregor rematch: ‘My star has never been brighter’

TAMPA, Fla. – Dustin Poirier is waiting patiently for a significant opportunity before opting to return to the octagon. Poirier, the former interim UFC lightweight champion, is just over one month removed from a submission loss to champ Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 242, and while he said he would compete again this year, it would […]

Dustin Poirier responds to Dan Hooker calling him out following win at UFC 243

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Dustin Poirier has big plans ahead for 2020. But they don’t involve a fight against Dan Hooker. At UFC 243 on Saturday night, Hooker earned an impressive victory over Al Iaquinta in the co-main event. Then he immediately called out Poirier for his next fight. “Dustin Poirier, I’m going to smash […]

Dan Hooker to Dustin Poirier: ‘I’m Going to Smash Your Face In’

Aside from a third-round knockout loss to Edson Barboza last December, Dan Hooker has been tormenting the lightweight division for quite some time. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Dan Hooker laughs at Dustin Poirier holding out for Conor McGregor: Take a ‘real fight’

MELBOURNE, Australia – Dan Hooker is ready for main event fights and top-ranked opponents at lightweight after beating Al Iaquinta at UFC 243. Hooker (19-8 MMA, 9-4 UFC) put on one of the finest performances of his career in a big spot on Saturday when he picked apart Iaquinta (14-6-1 MMA, 9-5 UFC) en route […]

Dustin Poirier Promises a Fight Next Time he Sees Colby Covington at ATT

The list of fighters who dislike Colby Covington continues to grow after the outspoken UFC welterweight contender criticized his American Top Team gym teammates Jorge Masvidal and Dustin Poirier on a recent appearance on ESPN. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Conor McGregor responds to Dustin Poirier, lays out conditions for rematch

We’re one step closer to Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier 2 – well, sort of. Hours after Poirier (25-6 MMA, 18-6 UFC) took to social media to say he’s interested in running back the infamous 2014 meeting with McGregor (21-4 MMA, 9-2 UFC), “The Notorious” former UFC double champ said he considers it a possibility. […]

Dustin Poirier Calls for Rematch with Conor McGregor: ‘Running It Back Makes a Lot of Sense’

Dustin Poirier seems ready to move on from his disheartening loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov, and he already has a specific opponent in mind for his next Octagon appearance. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Dustin Poirier responds to Colby Covington with word of warning

The next time Dustin Poirier sees Colby Covington at the gym, it could get ugly. Covington picked Khabib Nurmagomedov to defeat his American Top Team teammate at UFC 242, which naturally didn’t sit well with Poirier. Moreover, when asked at the post-fight news conference if he’d fight Jorge Masvidal, Poirier took a shot at Covington  […]

Dustin Poirier ‘Down But Not Out’ Following Humbling UFC 242 Defeat

Dustin Poirier broke down in the Octagon following his third-round submission loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov in the UFC 242 headliner this past Saturday. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Making the Grade: UFC 242: Khabib vs. Poirier

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting If there was any doubt about Khabib Nurmagomedov’s claim as the best lightweight in the sport, those questions were emphatically answered during UFC 242 on Saturday. The undefeated Russian dominated interim champion Dustin Poirier for the majority of two-plus rounds before finishing the fight with a rear-naked choke submission in the […]

Dustin Poirier not interested in fighting teammates: ‘I don’t sell out like (expletive) Colby Covington’

Dustin Poirier doesn’t have any interest in a fight against the winner of the upcoming “BMF title” matchup at UFC 244. Why? It might mean Poirier (25-6 MMA, 17-5 UFC) would have to square off with longtime training partner Jorge Masvidal (34-13 MMA, 11-6 UFC). Unlike some of his other teammates, Poirier said, he is […]

Khabib Nurmagomedov Rear-Naked Choke Dismisses Dustin Poirier in UFC 242 Headliner

Khabib Nurmagomedov unifies lightweight championship with UFC 242 submission of Dustin Poirier. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

UFC 242 Results: Khabib vs. Poirier

Khabib Nurmagomedov and Dustin Poirier will clash in the UFC 242 main event Saturday. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting MMA Fighting has UFC 242 results for the Khabib vs. Poirier fight card from the The Arena on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, live blogs of the top fights, and live UFC 242 […]

UFC 242 start time, TV schedule for Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Dustin Poirier

Dustin Poirier will try to upset Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 242 on Saturday. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting The UFC 242 start time, TV schedule for the Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Dustin Poirier event at the The Arena in Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, on Saturday. The fight card is broken into three different parts and […]

UFC 242 ‘Khabib vs. Poirier’ Play-by-Play, Results & Round Scoring

Sherdog’s live UFC 242 “Khabib vs. Poirier” coverage begins Saturday at 10:15 a.m. ET. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

For Dustin Poirier, beating Khabib Nurmagomedov will have to come, like everything else: The hard way

Dustin Poirier | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Ten years ago, a camera crew followed Dustin Poirier as he started out on a path toward the major MMA scene. At the time, Poirier was a novice, just months into his professional fight career. Yet when the resulting film, Fightville, was released, the first words out of […]

UFC 242 weigh-in: Khabib Nurmagomedov, Dustin Poirier first on scale as unifier becomes official

ABU DHABI – There was no issues on the scale for Khabib Nurmagomedov or Dustin Poirier ahead of UFC 242. Saturday’s lightweight championship unification bout is now official after Nurmagomedov (27-0 MMA, 11-0 UFC) and Poirier (25-5 MMA, 17-4 UFC) both hit 155 pounds on the nose ahead of the main event encounter. UFC 242 […]

UFC 242 weigh-in results: Khabib Nurmagomedov, Dustin Poirier make weight

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting The title unification bout headlining UFC 242 is now official after Khabib Nurmagomedov and Dustin Poirier made weight on Friday morning in Abu Dhabi. As soon as the official weigh-ins started, Nurmagomedov was the first fighter to step onto the scale as he hit the mark at exactly 155 pounds. In […]

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