Dustin Poirier

Trading Shots: Could a guy like Rich Franklin still become a star in today’s UFC?

In an era of over-the-top trash talk and public persona gimmicks, is someone like Rich Franklin right to think he wouldn’t be a star in today’s UFC? Retired UFC and WEC fighter Danny Downes joins MMA Junkie columnist Ben Fowlkes to discuss in this week’s Trading Shots. * *...

USA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie MMA rankings, April 16: What moves did UFC 236’s new champs make?

A pair of new champs – albeit ones of the interim variety – were crowned this past Saturday at UFC 236. In the main event at State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Dustin Poirier (25-5 MMA, 17-4 UFC) became the interim lightweight champion with a decision win over featherweight champ Max Holloway...

At UFC 236, skill sold without any help from manufactured malice

Did you notice anything strange about those two amazing fights that co-headlined UFC 236? Anything, you know, unusual for the current UFC climate? Think hard. Think back to before, but also after. Here’s a hint: It’s as much about what didn’t happen as what actually did. And it was...

Trading Shots: Did the interim titles on the line at UFC 236 help two great bouts seem even greater?

After two great interim title fights at UFC 236, we’re left to grapple with what those belts really mean – and how much depends on whether or not a unification bout follows soon. Retired UFC and WEC fighter Danny Downes joins MMA Junkie columnist Ben Fowlkes to discuss in...

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

nt" (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 when Dustin Poirier and Israel Adesanya claimed belt. Poirier (25-5 MMA, 17-4 UFC) improved his record to...

Who ya got?! Fighter predictions for Max Holloway vs. Dustin Poirier at UFC 236

ATLANTA – Who will win Saturday’s UFC 236 interim lightweight title main event between Max Holloway and Dustin Poirier? Fellow fighters gave us their picks. Holloway (20-4 MMA, 16-4 UFC), the UFC’s featherweight champion, is moving up 10 pounds to take on Poirier (24-5 MMA, 16-4 UFC) for the...

Max Holloway claps back at Dustin Poirier ahead of UFC 236: ‘Make that walk and show up’

ATLANTA – Max Holloway caught wind of Dustin Poirier’s comment that he was going to “knock this mother(expletive) out” in the UFC 236, and he has a bold response. Holloway (20-3 MMA, 16-3 UFC), the UFC featherweight champion who is moving up to lightweight to rematch Poirier (24-5 MMA, 16-4...

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