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Michael Chandler: Charles Oliveira impressive, but Dustin Poirier's been destined for UFC gold for many years

Although Michael Chandler fell short to Charles Oliveira, he doesn’t see the Brazilian holding on to the belt for too much longer.
Oliveira captured the vacant lightweight title by knocking out …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov: Charles Oliveira very dangerous, but Dustin Poirier wins because of his cardio and heart

Khabib Nurmagomedov thinks if Dustin Poirier can drag Charles Oliveira to the latter rounds, he’ll prevail.
Poirier (28-6 MMA, 20-5 UFC) challenges lightweight champion Oliveira (31-8 MMA, 19-8 UFC) in the …read more

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Kyoji Horiguchi, the 'best fighter at ATT,' is after every organization's title at bantamweight

At a gym that features Amanda Nunes, Dustin Poirier and Jorge Masvidal, coaches at ATT call Horiguchi the best. …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov advises Dustin Poirier to be cautious in UFC title fight with Charles Oliveira: “This guy is real finisher, he’s very dangerous”

Khabib Nurmagomedov has advised former opponent Dustin Poirier to avoid the “red zone” of Charles Oliveira in their upcoming fight at UFC 269. Poirier (28-6 MMA) will challenge Oliveira (31-8 …read more

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Poirier Tells McGregor To “Keep Talking” As He Looks Ahead To Title Fight

UFC lightweight contender Dustin Poirier has brushed aside talk of Conor McGregor as he gets set to challenge for Charles Oliveira’s 155-pound gold.

Before pursuing the top step of the lightweight …read more

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Conor McGregor gives update on the status of his leg, expects to be sparring by April

Former two-division UFC champion Conor McGregor continues to heal from a broken leg suffered in his UFC 264 trilogy bout against Dustin Poirier.

In the closing moments of the opening round …read more

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Dustin Poirier tells Conor McGregor to 'keep talking' as rival claims unfinished business

Dustin Poirier is not putting any of his energy into the idea of another fight against Conor McGregor.
Poirier (28-6 MMA, 20-5 UFC) is currently preparing for perhaps the most important …read more

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Dustin Poirier Would Sooner Move Up To Welterweight Than Retire

UFC lightweight contender Dustin Poirier has shut down rumors of retirement, claiming he’d sooner move up to welterweight than hang up his gloves.

Poirier, a former interim champion, is set to …read more

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Dustin Poirier reveals how he got past mental roadblocks after losing to Khabib Nurmagomedov

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This past week, Dustin Poirier got a text from boxing coach and analyst Teddy Atlas that hit just the right …read more

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Film Room: Reliving Dustin Poirier vs. Max Holloway 2

At UFC 269, Dustin Poirier will compete for the undisputed UFC lightweight championship. Two years ago at UFC 236, it was the interim lightweight title he was vying for in …read more

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Coach Mike Brown warns Dustin Poirier of 'red-zone danger areas' vs. Charles Oliveira at UFC 269

American Top Team coach Mike Brown expects Dustin Poirier to leave the UFC 269 headliner against Charles Oliveira as undisputed lightweight champion.
Poirier (28-6 MMA, 20-5 UFC) will attempt to dethrone …read more

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Manager of three surging contenders, Ali Abdelaziz reveals who's likely next for UFC lightweight title shot

At UFC 269, champion Charles Oliveira will put his title on the line against challenger Dustin Poirier in a five-round main event.
The division’s title picture beyond that, however, is a …read more

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Dustin Poirier says he will “probably go to 170” if he defeats Charles Oliveira at UFC 269

Dustin Poirier says he will “probably go to 170” if he defeats UFC lightweight champion Charles Oliveira for the 155lbs strap at UFC 269. Poirier is set to return to …read more

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Dustin Poirier plans to bring Charles Oliveira into ‘deep waters’ to see ‘who really wants it more’ at UFC 269

Dustin Poirier is hoping to test Charles Oliveira’s grit and will when they meet in the main event of UFC 269 on December 11. Oliveira is set to defend his …read more

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Dustin Poirier doesn't question Charles Oliveira's grit, but wants to test it at UFC 269

COCONUT CREEK, Fla. – Dustin Poirier won’t underestimate UFC lightweight champion Charles Oliveira.
The former UFC interim lightweight titleholder doesn’t see a lack of heart or grit in Oliveira (31-8 MMA, …read more

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Sonnen: Motivated McGregor Lost To Poirier, Fourth Fight Is A Tough Sell

Former two-division UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen believes the UFC may struggle to sell a fourth fight between arch-rivals Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier, especially given the ways the Irishman …read more

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Chael Sonnen calls a fourth fight between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier “a tough sell”

MMA analyst Chael Sonnen called a fourth fight between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier “a tough sell” for his return fight to the Octagon. McGregor and Poirier fought twice this …read more

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McGregor wants to fight ‘whoever the f-ck has that lightweight title next’

Conor McGregor prepares to take on Dustin Poirier in the UFC 264 main event at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. | Photo By Thomas King/Sportsfile via Getty Images
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Chael Sonnen thinks Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier 4 is a 'tough sell': Basic logic tells us Dustin would smoke him

Chael Sonnen doesn’t see how a fourth Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor fight would make sense right now.
Despite the blockbuster pay-per-view numbers that McGregor’s rivalry with Poirier has generated, Sonnen …read more

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Poirier: I’d Beat Gaethje & Chandler If They Fought Me Like At UFC 268

UFC lightweight contender Dustin Poirier believes he’d beat both Justin Gaethje and Michael Chandler if they fought him like they did each other at UFC 268.

After falling short of gold …read more

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Conor McGregor Vows To Settle Poirier Rivalry Once And For All

Former UFC champion Conor McGregor isn’t willing to let go of his rivalry with Dustin Poirier easily and is planning for a fourth fight between the two.

McGregor has remained in …read more

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Conor McGregor says he knew his leg may snap against Dustin Poirier, feels rivalry not settled yet

Conor McGregor knew that he was heading into his trilogy bout with Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 with an injured leg and that it may break during the fight.

In a …read more

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Conor McGregor says he knew leg could snap in Dustin Poirier fight, vows to return and settle score

Conor McGregor had an inkling, he said, that his leg may break in his trilogy bout with Dustin Poirier at UFC 264.
McGregor (22-6 MMA, 10-4 UFC) broke his leg at the …read more

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Conor McGregor continues to take aim at Dustin Poirier says their rivalry is still ‘not settled’

Conor McGregor is continuing to take aim at Dustin Poirier as he says their rivalry is not settled. McGregor and Poirier had their highly-anticipated rematch in January where Poirier scored …read more

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Conor McGregor says he knew leg may break against Dustin Poirier, vows ‘I will be back and it will be settled’

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Conor McGregor knew his leg was compromised heading into his trilogy fight against Dustin Poirier, which he said …read more

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Dustin Poirier responds after Justin Gaethje suggests he’d rather retire than fight him again

Dustin Poirier has no plans to retire as he says fighters in the lightweight division still need ass-whoopings. After Justin Gaethje defeated Michael Chandler at UFC 268, he told MMAFighting …read more

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Dustin Poirier Sides With Yan Over McGregor In Best UFC Boxer Debate

Dustin Poirier knows great boxing when he sees it.

Dustin Poirier is known as one of the best lightweights in the UFC. He is getting the chance to show that …read more

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Dustin Poirier shares his take on “best boxer in the UFC,” Petr Yan reacts

UFC lightweight contender Dustin Poirier shared his take on who is the “best boxer in the UFC”, and then bantamweight champ Petr Yan reacted. Poirier was a guest on The …read more

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Dustin Poirier Shuts Down Retirement Talk: “Nah, Man, I’m A Fighter”

Dustin Poirier has no plans of letting his fellow UFC lightweights off the hook by retiring after UFC 269.

Though only 32 years old, Dustin Poirier is the true definition of …read more

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Dustin Poirier predicts that he’ll finish Charles Oliveira in UFC 269 title fight

Former interim lightweight champion Dustin Poirier gets another chance at becoming the undisputed champion when he faces titleholder Charles Oliveira in the UFC 269 main event on Dec. 11.

Poirier could …read more

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Dustin Poirier responds to Justin Gaethe: ‘These guys need ass-whoopings, and I’m one to give it to them’

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UFC lightweight title challenger Dustin Poirier knows exactly what Justin Gaethje is up to.
Gaethje’s recent …read more

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Charles Oliveira says he has “way more weapons” than Dustin Poirier ahead of UFC 269

UFC lightweight champion Charles Oliveira says that he has “way more weapons” than rival Dustin Poirier ahead of their UFC 269 title fight. Oliveira steps into the Octagon next month …read more

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Charles Oliveira: I Do Not Have To Beat Poirier To Prove I’m The Champ

UFC lightweight champion Charles Oliveira feels he has nothing to prove headed into his first title defense against Dustin Poirier.

Oliveira will defend the title against Poirier in the main event …read more

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Dana White: To even talk about Conor McGregor’s next opponent is ‘silly’

Since Conor McGregor’s loss to Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 due to suffering a broken leg in the final seconds of the opening round, a lot of fighters have called …read more

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Justin Gaethje Says Dustin Poirier ‘Just Walks Away’ If He Wins The Title

Justin Gaethje does not think Dustin Poirier is interested in fighting him.

Gaethje has essentially solidified his place as the top contender for the lightweight title, barring some sort of line …read more

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Justin Gaethje wants revenge on Dustin Poirier, but says Charles Oliveira is 'an easier matchup'

Justin Gaethje is convinced he’s next in line for the winner of UFC 269’s main event between lightweight champ Charles Oliveira and former interim titleholder Dustin Poirier. But is one …read more

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Justin Gaethje says “I have to fight the winner of Charles Oliveira and Dustin Poirier to justify the integrity of this sport”

UFC lightweight Justin Gaethje says “I have to fight the winner of Charles Oliveira and Dustin Poirier to justify the integrity of (MMA).” Gaethje defeated Michael Chandler via unanimous decision …read more

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Video: Justin Gaethje questions if Dustin Poirier would actually face him in a rematch: ‘I think he just walks away’

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With a potential title shot on the line, Justin Gaethje knew he had to do something special to ensure he would …read more

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Conor McGregor slams the UFC for “garbage” promo highlighting his losses to Dustin Poirier

UFC superstar Conor McGregor slammed the UFC for a “garbage” promo highlighting his losses to Dustin Poirier ahead of December’s UFC 269. McGregor knocked out Poirier at their first meeting …read more

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UFC 269 trailer released featuring Charles Oliveira, Dustin Poirier

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The official trailer has dropped for UFC 269, featuring a litany of stars.
Charles Oliveira and Dustin Poirier headline the Dec. 11 show, which …read more

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UFC 269 fight card: Charles Oliveira vs. Dustin Poirier, Amanda Nunes vs. Julianna Pena to headline event

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The UFC is back in a month with another loaded pay-per-view lineup.
On Saturday’s UFC 268 broadcast, the …read more

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Dustin Poirier Predicts Justin Gaethje Vs. Michael Chandler Outcome

During the UFC’s Hall of Fame ceremony, Dustin Poirier gave his prediction for a big lightweight bout.

Poirier showed up dressed to impress for the event. The lightweight contender fielded questions …read more

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Justin Gaethje Still Aims To Exact Revenge On Dustin Poirier

“The Highlight” is out for vengeance.

In 2018, Justin Gathje and Dustin Poirier threw down in an instant classic. The fight was close through the beginning, but as Gaethje slowed down, …read more

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Video: Colby Covington disregards Khamzat Chimaev after he was nearly defeated by ‘the common cold,’ blasts Dustin Poirier and Jorge Masvidal

Colby Covington is quite confident that he’ll beat Kamaru Usman to become welterweight champion at UFC 268, but he doesn’t seem to think much about the contenders currently ranked behind …read more

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‘No loss was had here’ - McGregor remains defiant over latest defeat

Conor McGregor poses ahead of his UFC 264 bout against Dustin Poirier. | Photo By Thomas King/Sportsfile via Getty Images

As far as the former …read more

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McGregor Goes Back & Forth With Fans Over UFC 264 Performance

Conor McGregor has a different view from many fans of how his trilogy bout with Dustin Poirier was going before its sudden conclusion.

At UFC 264, Conor McGregor and Dustin …read more

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Islam Makhachev expects title shot after UFC 267, thinks Dustin Poirier will hold belt

Islam Makhachev doesn’t see any option but a lightweight title fight after another dominant victory at UFC 267.
Makhachev (21-1 MMA, 10-1 UFC) extended his winning streak to nine fights on …read more

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DJ presses charges on McGregor: The world needs to know he’s dangerous

Conor McGregor during his UFC 264 headliner with Dustin Poirier. | Photo By Thomas King/Sportsfile via Getty Images

Italian DJ Francesco Facchinetti has decided to …read more

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Poirier: If Anyone Can Come Back From This Injury, McGregor Can

After the epic UFC 264 saga between Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor, the former interim champion believes McGregor can overcome his career-threatening injuries.

“The Diamond” finished McGregor twice in 2021, slamming …read more

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Dustin Poirier shares his Mount Rushmore of MMA

Former UFC interim lightweight champion Dustin Poirier has shared his Mount Rushmore of mixed martial arts. Poirier (28-6 MMA) has gone 8-1 (1 NC) over his past ten fights, including …read more

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Trocação Franca: Charles Oliveira on Dustin Poirier and still not feeling respected as UFC champion

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UFC lightweight champion Charles Oliveira wants respect.
The Brazilian 155-pounder, who puts his UFC title on the line against former interim titleholder …read more

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‘He was steps ahead of me’ — Poirier claims Khabib’s grappling is on another level

Khabib Nurmagomedov poses with the lightweight title following his submission victory over Dustin Poirier at UFC 242. | Photo by Stringer/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

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Poirier claims McGregor is the hardest puncher he’s ever faced

Conor McGregor lands a straight left hand on Dustin Poirier in their trilogy bout at UFC 264. | Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

“As the …read more

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Dustin Poirier is the best lightweight in the world, not Charles Oliveira, says coach

Dustin Poirier is the best lightweight in the world, not UFC lightweight champion Charles Oliveira, says his coach Mike Brown. Poirier takes on Oliveira at UFC 269 in December with …read more

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Mike Brown giving ‘elite’ Charles Oliveira respect ahead of UFC 269, but Dustin Poirier ‘best lightweight in the world’

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While other top-ranked lightweight competitors, along with some fans and media members, aren’t showing Charles Oliveira the respect that a …read more

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Geoff Neal vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio joins stacked UFC 269 card

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Geoff Neal vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio joins a stacked UFC 269 headlined by Charles Oliveira vs. Dustin Poirier. Another exciting match-up …read more

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Dustin Poirier picks Daniel Cormier to replace Dana White: ‘He would be a great face of a company’

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Dustin Poirier thinks Daniel Cormier would be a fitting replacement for UFC President Dana White someday. Dustin Poirier thinks former …read more

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Fights on Tap: Oliveira vs. Poirier among 21 UFC fights announced 

Fights on Tap: Charles Oliveira vs. Dustin Poirier among 21 UFC fights announced  | Photo by Cooper Neill/Zuffa LLC

Check out all the fights announced …read more

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Dustin Poirier believes Daniel Cormier could someday replace current UFC President Dana White

UFC lightweight contender Dustin Poirier believes Daniel Cormier could replace Dana White as UFC president one day. It’s a task that many folks probably wouldn’t want, given the stress that …read more

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Conor McGregor applauds Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder for great trilogy, takes parting shot at Dustin Poirier

UFC star Conor McGregor used his praise for Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder to also take a shot at rival Dustin Poirier. Last Saturday night saw Tyson Fury put a …read more

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Conor McGregor praises 'honorable' Fury-Wilder trilogy, takes a dig at Dustin Poirier

Conor McGregor enjoyed what he saw Saturday in the trilogy boxing match between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder.
The former two-division UFC champion praised the two heavyweights for their instant-classic war …read more

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Conor McGregor lauds Fury-Wilder for ‘great heavyweight trilogy,’ takes shot at Dustin Poirier

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Even if Conor McGregor was among many in the combat sports world who were left impressed by the dramatic conclusion to Tyson …read more

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Poirier Sheds Light On Why He Thinks The UFC Stays Out Of Politics

Former interim lightweight champion Dustin Poirier explains that peace exists among MMA fighters despite political differences and various walks of life.

Dustin Poirier is not only the #1-ranked lightweight in the …read more

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Dustin Poirier Speaks On What His Chances Would Be In Khabib Rematch

Dustin Poirier keeps it real when discussing a rematch with Khabib Nurmagomedov. 

Valuetainment recently uploaded an hour-long sit-down interview with future title challenger Dustin Poirier. The interview touches on a variety …read more

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Dustin Poirier Admits Thoughts Of Retirement After McGregor Loss

UFC lightweight Dustin Poirier says his loss to Conor McGregor was one of the only times in his career where he had to consider his future in MMA.

Poirier and McGregor …read more

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