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Dustin Poirier breaks down Khabib Nurmagomedov fight, ‘Against all odds, I’ll get it done’

The next UFC lightweight title bout is expected to be a big one as the new interim champion, ‘The Diamond,’ Dustin Poirier looks to try and dethrone the unbeaten king …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov cleared for UFC 242 after teammates receive reduced suspensions

UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov is likely to be confirmed for a fight with interim titleholder Dustin Poirier for the UFC 242 headliner on Sept. 7 in Abu Dhabi following …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov Releases Statement Regarding Reduced Suspensions for Teammates

An official announcement of the Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight title unification bout between current king Khabib Nurmagomedov and newly-crowned interim ace Dustin Poirier is imminent after the reduced sanctions handed …read more

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Is Conor McGregor making the UFC rethink Khabib Nurmagomedov and Dustin Poirier title fight?

A significant level of discomfort must be setting in for UFC interim lightweight champion Dustin Poirier. There has yet to be an official word on his pending undisputed championship fight …read more

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Nevada commission shortens suspensions of Khabib’s teammates

The suspensions of two of Khabib Nurmagomedov’s teammates have been reduced to aid a possible title fight booking between Khabib and Dustin Poirier. The UFC wants to book Khabib Nurmagomedov’s …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov's teammates see suspensions reduced, clearing way for UFC 242 booking

One last hurdle in booking Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Dustin Poirier has been cleared.
The Nevada State Athletic Commission today approved a 35-day reduction in the current suspensions of Abubakar Nurmagomedov and …read more

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Dustin Poirier Predicts Tony Ferguson vs. Donald Cerrone

At UFC 238, Tony Ferguson will take on Donald Cerrone in what could very well decide who gets the next title shot after Dustin Poirier. Given Poirier is the interim …read more

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Dustin Poirier makes prediction for Ferguson vs. Cerrone fight

Dustin Poirier will get the next crack at UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov. Barring a shakeup courtesy of Conor McGregor, the next title shot beyond that will likely go to …read more

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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, …read more

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Dustin Poirier updates on potential UFC 242 fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov

When Dustin Poirier defeated Max Holloway to win the interim lightweight title at UFC 236, he earned himself the opportunity to unify his new title with the undisputed lightweight belt …read more

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Manager Says Khabib vs. Poirier Is Being Worked On

Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Dustin Poirier hasn’t been finalized, says Ali Abdelaziz. Nurmagomedov is the reigning Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight title holder. Poirier captured the interim 155-pound gold last month, …read more

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Manager says Conor McGregor could earn Khabib rematch with one win

All signs point to UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov taking on the interim lightweight champion Dustin Poirier next. The fight is expected to take place at UFC 242 in Abu …read more

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Dustin Poirier claims to have weighed 176 pounds against Max Holloway

Dustin Poirier claims to have weighed 176 lbs. on fight night. Dustin Poirier was notably thicker than Max Holloway in their interim lightweight title bout at UFC 236, and ‘The …read more

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McGregor Remains Only True Threat To Khabib Era

Reigning Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov, is expected to make his next title defense against newly-crowned interim titleholder, Dustin Poirier, at the upcoming UFC 242 pay-per-view (PPV) …read more

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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 …read more

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Israel Adesanya, Dustin Poirier get warm welcomes in hometowns

Dustin Poirier and Israel Adesanya both captured interim titles at UFC 236, defeating Max Holloway and Kelvin Gastelum respectively. Now proud owners of some flashy new UFC belts, the UFC …read more

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Javier Mendez Assesses Potential Opponents For Khabib Nurmagomedov

Renowned coach Javier Mendez has taken the time to assess potential opponents for Khabib Nurmagomedov. Nurmagomedov is expected to take on Dustin Poirier in an Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) title …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov fighting at UFC 242 could hinge on Wednesday’s NSAC meeting

The octagon will return to Abu Dhabi on September 7 for UFC 242, and a lightweight title unification bout between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Dustin Poirier is expected to headline the …read more

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Weight Classes Are Dumb

Over the last year or so, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has experienced a lightweight mutiny, as fighters like Kevin Lee, Dustin Poirier, and even Conor McGregor have called for a …read more

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Quote: Khabib Is In For ‘A World Of Sh*t’ If He Gets Tired Against Poirier

The head honcho of a top mixed martial arts gym believes Khabib Nurmagomedov’s gas tank must be full for five rounds against Dustin Poirier. Nurmagomedov and Poirier are expected to …read more

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ATT owner believes if Khabib Nurmagomedov gets tired against Dustin Poirier he ‘is in for a world of sh*t’

Dustin Poirier has had a crazy road to get to a title shot. The 30-year-old had fought the very best of both the featherweight and lightweight divisions before getting an …read more

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Mac Attack! Dagestani ‘Rats’ Stinking Up UFC 242

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov, is expected to defend his 155-pound title against newly-crowned interim division titleholder, Dustin Poirier, at the upcoming UFC 242 pay-per-view (PPV) event …read more

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Abdelaziz: Khabib Nurmagomedov Wants Two More Fights This Year, Then Georges St. Pierre

Khabib Nurmagomedov is rumored to be making his long-awaited return to the Octagon to defend his lightweight belt against interim champion Dustin Poirier in Abu Dhabi on Sept. 7 and …read more

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Ali Abdelaziz: Khabib Nurmagomedov Wants Two More Fights This Year, Then Georges St. Pierre

Khabib Nurmagomedov is rumored to be making his long-awaited return to the Octagon to defend his lightweight belt against interim champion Dustin Poirier in Abu Dhabi on Sept. 7 and …read more

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Manager: Khabib to Fight Three Times in 11 Months

When Khabib Nurmagomedov returns from suspension, which is rumored to be in the September 7 headliner in Abu Dhabi against Dustin Poirier, he will look to stay active with three …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov planning busy schedule after suspension — including GSP fight

Khabib Nurmagomedov is looking to remain active once his suspension is up.

The lightweight champion is rumored to be taking on the interim champion, Dustin Poirier, at UFC 242 in …read more

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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 …read more

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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 …read more

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Coach Praises UFC Interim Champion Dustin Poirier For Power & Stamina

There are many things that explain Dustin Poirier’s success inside the Octagon, but his boxing coach is enamored with two key aspects. Last month, Poirier took on Ultimate Fighting Championship …read more

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Poirier By Fifth-Round Knockout?

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is expected to make a formal announcement at some point in the very near future to make the Dustin Poirier vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov lightweight title unification …read more

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ATT boxing coach Dyah Davis opens up on his work with Dustin Poirier

Boxing is in the blood of American Top Team’s boxing coach Dyah Davis, and so is teaching. The former super middleweight pugilist really has taken to this coaching thing.

Now semi-retired, …read more

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UFC 242 marks return to Abu Dhabi; Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Dustin Poirier likely

The Ultimate Fighting Championship on Monday announced its return to the Middle East in September with UFC 242, which is likely to be headlined by lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov’s return.
The …read more

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White Meeting With McGregor, Ferguson Still Benched

It’s an exciting time for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) 155-pound weight class, thanks to the resurgence of interim champion Dustin Poirier, but it should also be noted that the …read more

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Posted on April 28, 2019, 2:46 pm By
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‘I’m Going To Stop His Body From Working’

There was a time when Dustin Poirier wasn’t too sure he’d get a title unification fight against Khabib Nurmagomedov even with a win over Max Holloway. But after “The Diamond” …read more

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Dustin Poirier on Khabib Nurmagomedov: ‘Anybody Can Be Beat, Whoever Bleeds Can Lose’

Dustin Poirier is no stranger to being counted out long before a fight ever happens. Throughout his career, the 30-year old Louisiana native has overcome tough odds again and again …read more

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Medeiros: UFC 236 would have ‘way different results’ if Holloway had full camp

Yancy Medeiros believes things would have played out differently at UFC 236 if Max Holloway had 13 weeks to prepare for Dustin Poirier. UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway decided …read more

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11th Annual World MMA Awards voting underway; MMA Junkie and John Morgan nominated

Voting is underway for the 11th Annual World MMA Awards, and Khabib Nurmagomedov, Gegard Mousasi, Dustin Poirier, Daniel Cormier and Aung La N Sang are up for the top honor.
Fighters …read more

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Dustin Poirier unphased by Khabib Nurmagomedov saying he has to ‘maul him’

After taking one of the longer paths to the top, ‘The Diamond,’ Dustin Poirier has stamped his ticket to an undisputed UFC lightweight title fight.

At UFC 236 earlier this month, …read more

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Yancy Medeiros still feels lightweight is ‘natural weight class’ for Max Holloway

Back at UFC 236, UFC featherweight champ Max Holloway made his debut in the UFC lightweight division, taking on Dustin Poirier for the interim lightweight strap. Unfortunately for the Hawaiian …read more

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Midnight Mania! Whittaker Wants Khabib-Poirier on Same Card as Fight With Adesanya

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Israel Adesanya and Dustin Poirier won their interim titles on the same …read more

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Teammate Explains How Max Holloway Can Still Thrive At Lightweight Following UFC 236

Max Holloway wasn’t able to get the job done at UFC 236. The featherweight champion challenged Dustin Poirier in the night’s main event for the interim 155-pound title. Instead, it …read more

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Yancy Medeiros believes Max Holloway can still thrive at lightweight after UFC 236 loss

LAS VEGAS – Yancy Medeiros heard the whispers coming out of his teammate Max Holloway’s epic UFC 236 battle with Dustin Poirier.
Holloway is one of the sport’s truly great fighters …read more

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Firas Zahabi questions the decision-making of Max Holloway at UFC 236

Max Holloway was looking to become a two division champion at UFC 236. The featherweight king was moving up in weight to take on 155-pound contender Dustin Poirier for the …read more

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Firas Zahabi Criticizes Max Holloway’s Decision-Making At UFC 236

Renowned coach Firas Zahabi believes Max Holloway could’ve had a better performance against Dustin Poirier. Earlier this month, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight title holder Holloway moved up in weight …read more

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Florian: Holloway losing to Poirier is proof that 155 is MMA’s ‘toughest’ division

Kenny Florian talks about the deep talent pool at lightweight. Max Holloway has been a dominant force at 145 lbs, but he recently failed to defeat Dustin Poirier in his …read more

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Zahabi: ‘Defensively irresponsible’ Holloway tried to win on ‘pure heart and grit’

Firas Zahabi says Dustin Poirier edged out the UFC 236 main event because he was much more strategic than Max Holloway. Featherweight champion Max Holloway recently lost his bid to …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov eyes Dustin Poirier in September: How do they match up?

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UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov talked about his countryman following UFC on ESPN+ 7 in Saint Petersburg, …read more

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Khabib: I’m impressed with Poirier, but ‘I have to maul him’

UFC lightweight champion Khahib Nurmagomedov has a straightfoward gameplan for a fight against Dustin Poirier. UFC interim lightweight champion Dustin Poirier impressed a great majority of fight fans during …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov on Dustin Poirier: “I have to maul him”

Khabib Nurmagomedov and Dustin Poirier are expected to square off this September in a lightweight title unification bout.

Poirier became the promotions interim lightweight title holder at last weekend’s UFC …read more

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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. …read more

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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 …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov impressed by Dustin Poirier, but will 'maul him like I do with everybody'

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Khabib Nurmagomedov believes Dustin Poirier has earned his right to unify the UFC lightweight title and is targeting a September clash …read more

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Khabib Impressed By Dustin Poirier, Says He Has To Maul Him

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight title holder Khabib Nurmagomedov has respect for Dustin Poirier, but he doesn’t plan on taking it easy when they collide. Nurmagomedov and Poirier are set …read more

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

Unlike his last fight against Conor McGregor, there is no bad blood between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Dustin Poirier but the reigning UFC lightweight champion predicts a similar outcome.
Nurmagomedov, who is …read more

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Coach: Poirier’s win over Holloway will ‘propel him to another level’ in Khabib fight

Coach Mike Brown believes we will see an even better Dustin Poirier in his title unification bout with Khabib Nurmagomedov. A lightweight title unification bout between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Dustin …read more

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Daily Debate results: Was Poirier's title road tougher than dos Anjos, Lawler or Bisping's?

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Dustin Poirier def. Max Holloway at UFC 236: Best photos

Dustin Poirier finally got his hands on UFC gold this past Saturday. And even if it’s an interim belt, it’s still …read more

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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 …read more

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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 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 …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov: Dustin Poirier Won A Temporary UFC Belt

Khabib Nurmagomedov is more intrigued by the challenge of Dustin Poirier, not in unifying the lightweight titles. At UFC 236, Poirier clashed with featherweight champion Max Holloway for the interim …read more

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Khabib says Poirier ‘won temporary belt,’ looking to unify titles in September

“Poirier won a temporary belt. Temporary. I have a real one.” Dustin Poirier might be holding real UFC gold around his waist, but official champ Khabib Nurmagomedov says ‘The …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov talks Dustin Poirier, plans to open multiple ‘Khabib Gyms’ around the world

Current undisputed UFC world lightweight champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov is currently serving a suspension he gained following his successful first title defense over Conor McGregor in October 2018 at UFC 229. …read more

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Dustin Poirier doesn’t care if people are looking past him ahead of Khabib Nurmagomedov showdown

Dustin Poirier has faced insurmountable odds throughout his fight career so going up against an undefeated Russian wrecking machine is just on brand for him.
This past weekend, Poirier finally realized …read more

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As promised, Dustin Poirier's UFC 236 fight kit up for auction for charity

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This charity auction thing is becoming old hat for Dustin Poirier.
Poirier (25-5 MMA, 17-4 UFC), the UFC’s new interim lightweight champion …read more

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Dustin Poirier’s UFC 236 Fight Kit Is Now On Sale For Charity

Dustin’s Good Fight Foundation is raising funds to build a disability playground for Prairie Elementary in Lafayette, Louisiana. Want to scoop up some cool UFC fight history and help a …read more

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UFC 236 Rewind: Holloway vs. Poirier

After UFC 236, MMA Fighting’s Casey Leydon takes a look back at the Max Holloway vs. Dustin Poirier fight week and an exciting card from Atlanta. In the co-main event, …read more

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Video: NBA star Shaq consoles Max Holloway’s son after UFC 236 loss

UFC cameras captured a nice moment at UFC 236 as Shaq consoled Max Holloway’s son after his dad’s loss to Dustin Poirier. Max Holloway’s son, Rush, was left in tears …read more

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VIDEO | Max Holloway gives gloves to Dustin Poirier, Shaq consoles Holloway’s son

UFC 236 was a card to remember. The event, which went down in Atlanta, Georgia last weekend, was topped by a pair of interim title fights, as Dustin Poirier defeated …read more

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Watch: Shaquille O’Neal and Poirier Comfort ‘Mini-Blessed’ After Holloway UFC 236 Loss

In the main event of UFC 236 this past weekend, Max Holloway and Dustin Poirier threw down in an instant classic. The pair competed for the interim lightweight championship of …read more

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UFC 236 video: Shaquille O’Neal comforts Max Holloway’s son, Holloway gives gloves to Dustin Poirier

In this preview clip for the latest edition of “The Thrill and the Agony” showcasing the sights and sounds of UFC 236, get a closer look at Israel Adesanya and …read more

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Dustin Poirier says September is perfect for Khabib fight, UFC unification bout

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Following his win over featherweight champion Max Holloway at UFC 236, Dustin Poirier is now the interim UFC …read more

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UFC rankings: Dustin Poirier jumps into P4P list, Adesanya doesn’t

Dustin Poirier is now highly-ranked on the P4P list, while fellow new champ Israel Adesanya is nowhere to be seen. UFC 236 crowned two new interim champions, and they’ve …read more

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Watch the emotional highs and lows from UFC 236

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Re-live the thrill and the agony from an unforgettable night of fights at UFC 236: Holloway vs Poirier 2 with this special sneak peek.
Dustin Poirier won the interim …read more

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Dustin Poirier shares his simple recipe for beating Khabib Nurmagomedov

Last Saturday night, in the main event of UFC 236, Dustin Poirier defeated UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway to earn the UFC interim lightweight title. Having earned this title, he …read more

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Dana White has a message for ‘idiots’ who don’t like UFC interim titles

The UFC has been crowning a lot of interim champions of late. In fact, it crowned two new interim champions at UFC 236 last weekend, as Dustin Poirier defeated Max …read more

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Max Holloway contributes signed UFC 236 gloves to Dustin Poirier's charity

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The character of UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway continues to be revealed in aftermath of his loss to Dustin Poirier at UFC 236.
Holloway (20-4 …read more

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Daily Debate results: Will interim champs Dustin Poirier, Israel Adesanya get unification bouts next?

Sure, Dustin Poirier and Israel Adesanya earned interim titles at UFC 236, but will they get immediate unification bouts with the reigning champions of their divisions?
UFC President Dana White suggested …read more

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UFC 236: Holloway vs. Poirier 2 slow motion highlights

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Watch some of the most exciting punches, kicks and moments from UFC 236: Holloway vs Poirier 2 in slow motion.
Dustin Poirier captured the interim lightweight title in the …read more

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Odds: Khabib Nurmagomedov opens as significant favorite over Dustin Poirier

Dustin Poirier is now the UFC interim lightweight champion. He won this title with a riveting decision defeat of reigning UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway in the UFC 236 main …read more

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Joe Rogan waxes on what might be next for Nate Diaz

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Dustin Poirier just became the interim UFC lightweight champion of the world. Just a few months ago, he was supposed to have fought Nate Diaz. Before the …read more

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Holloway Banks Big Reebok Bucks in Atlanta

UFC 236 went down last Sat. night (April 13, 2019) from inside State Farm Arena in Atlanta, and saw Dustin Poirier defeat Max Holloway in the headlining bout in a …read more

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Dustin Poirier opens as sizable betting underdog to Khabib Nurmagomedov

Despite his grueling victory over Max Holloway at UFC 236, the song will remain the same for the lightweight division’s eternal underdog.
UFC interim lightweight champion Dustin Poirier opened as more …read more

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Matches To Make After UFC 236

UFC 236 went down last Sat. night (April 13, 2019) from inside State Farm Arena in Atlanta, and saw Dustin Poirier defeat Max Holloway after five rounds of intense action, …read more

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Dustin Poirier sends heartfelt message to Max Holloway: ‘We need more people like you in MMA’

Last Saturday night, in the main event of the action-packed UFC 236 card, streaking lightweight contender Dustin Poirier stepped into the cage with reigning UFC featherweight champ Max Holloway to …read more

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UFC 236 salaries: Max Holloway, Israel Adesanya lead payouts with $350,000

All four fighters who competed in interim championship bouts Saturday at UFC 236 left the octagon with six-figure paydays.
For his big interim UFC lightweight title victory, Dustin Poirier (25-5 MMA, …read more

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UFC 236 Salaries: Israel Adesanya & Max Holloway Top List

The Georgia State Athletic Commission released the UFC 236 salaries on and some of the top tier talents got paid some major cash. Max Holloway vs. Dustin Poirier for the …read more

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Dana White confirms Dustin Poirier will fight Khabib Nurmagomedov next

Dustin Poirier is now the UFC interim lightweight champion. He won this title with a riveting decision defeat of reigning UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway in the UFC 236 main …read more

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Don’t even say the ‘I’ word: Dustin Poirier is a true champion

On this we can agree: interim championships are an abomination. The worst. The “interim” tag itself is something close to a backhanded compliment. You’re almost the best. Almost. But not …read more

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Holloway issues statement on loss: ‘Life is chutes and ladders’

Max Holloway spoke about his UFC 236 decision loss to Dustin Poirier. Max Holloway and Dustin Poirier put on an epic back-and-forth war for 25 minutes, and while the razor …read more

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Sean Shelby's Shoes: What's next for Dustin Poirier, Israel Adesanya after UFC 236 title wins?

(ALSO SEE: Sean Shelby’s Shoes: What’s next for Max Holloway, Kelvin Gastelum after UFC 236 losses?)
Fighters with two different types of journeys reached interim UFC champion status at UFC 236 …read more

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Dustin Poirier on Potential Title Unification Bout: ‘Everything it Takes to Be a Champion, I Have’

Dustin Poirier was a slight betting underdog coming into his now-legendary battle with Max Holloway, and he cashed in on winning the main event of UFC 236 on Saturday with …read more

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Conor McGregor Congratulates Dustin Poirier, Says He Should Fight Nate Diaz Next

Conor McGregor sent out a message of congratulations to new UFC interim lightweight champion Dustin Poirier on Saturday night after he earned a unanimous decision win over Max Holloway in …read more

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Max Holloway pays tribute to Dustin Poirier after UFC 236: 'Diamonds are forever'

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ATLANTA – Title fights don’t get much better than the two we saw Saturday night at UFC 236.
And if you’re going …read more

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Max Holloway reflects on Dustin Poirier loss at UFC 236: ‘Life is chutes and ladders’

For a man accustomed to doing nothing but winning, Max Holloway is taking his first loss in years well.
Less than 24 hours after competing in five fast-paced and bloody rounds …read more

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RECAP! Poirier And Holloway Go To War In Atlanta!

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Lightweight veterans Max Holloway and Dustin Poirier squared off in pursuit of the interim Lightweight title last night (April 13, 2019) at UFC 236 inside State …read more

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Justin Gaethje lists potential opponents for next fight

Justin Gaethje, who was in attendance for UFC 236 on Saturday night, is hoping to keep marching toward a UFC lightweight title shot as Dustin Poirier and Khabib Nurmagomedov look …read more

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Max Holloway issues statement on UFC 236 loss to Dustin Poirier

In the main event of UFC 236, UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway climbed up to the 155-pound lightweight division to battle streaking contender Dustin Poirier for interim gold, bravely putting …read more

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Dustin Poirier tells Khabib Nurmagomedov, ‘Get your s— together, we have a belt to fight for’

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Find out what Dustin Poirier and Max Holloway said after their five-round war for the interim lightweight title at UFC 236 on Saturday. Poirier defeated Holloway in a …read more

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Dana White: Dustin Poirier will fight Khabib Nurmagomedov next

In toppling Max Holloway, Dustin Poirier not only got his hands on an elusive UFC title, he stamped his ticket for a meeting with indomitable lightweight king Khabib Nurmagomedov.
Poirier became …read more

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Five biggest takeaways from UFC 236 – including two incredible interim title fights with lessons to impart

What really mattered at UFC 236? Here’s a thing or five …
1. Poirier’s superpower? Resilience
For a while now Dustin Poirier has had the same tweet pinned to his Twitter page. …read more

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Dustin Poirier welcomes third fight with Max Holloway

Dustin Poirier is now 2-0 against Max Holloway. He first beat the Hawaiian by submission in the featherweight division years ago, and defeated him again, this time by decision and …read more

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