Dustin Poirier

USA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie rankings, Sept. 10: Does UFC 242’s big fights mean big change?

We tend to overstate the implications of a big fight in the MMA space, but Khabib Nurmagomedov’s victory over Dustin Poirier at UFC 242 was felt worldwide. It was big in the Middle East, which Nurmagomedov proved himself an icon. it was big in Nurmagomedov’s Russian homeland, where reportedly...

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...

‘I thought this was destiny’: Dustin Poirier laments UFC 242 loss to Khabib, vows to bounce back

nt" ABU DHABI – Dustin Poirier was overcome with emotion after falling short of his dream to become undisputed lightweight champion Saturday at UFC 242. Poirier (25-6 MMA, 17-5 UFC) suffered a third-round submission loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov (28-0 MMA, 12-0 UFC) in the event headliner, which took place...

UFC 242 preview with Dan Hardy: Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Dustin Poirier from all angles

ABU DHABI – The UFC puts on one of the most anticipated title fights of the year on Saturday with Khabib Nurmagomedov and Dustin Poirier set to unify the lightweight title in the UFC 242 main event. After 11 months away from the octagon, Nurmagomedov (27-0 MMA, 11-0 UFC)...

Dustin Poirier: ‘More pressure’ on Khabib Nurmagomedov to win at UFC 242

nt" ABU DHABI – Dustin Poirier expects to win at UFC 242, but he said it’s on Khabib Nurmagomedov to deliver, given the circumstances around Saturday’s event. Poirier (25-5 MMA, 17-4 UFC) enters his lightweight championship unifier with Nurmagomedov (27-0 MMA, 11-0 UFC) as a significant betting underdog. That’s largely...

Inside Dustin Poirier’s weight cut for UFC 242 with nutritionist Eric Pena

nt" ABU DHABI – Dustin Poirier has had one of the most successful weight division transitions in the UFC. Since moving up to lightweight, he’s gone 9-1 and captured the interim title in his last outing, when he defeated Max Holloway at UFC 236. Poirier, a former featherweight, will...

UFC 242 free fight: Relive Dustin Poirier’s epic win over Justin Gaethje

When Dustin Poirier vs. Justin Gaethje was announced as the main event of UFC on FOX 29, expectations were high. And the fighters delivered. One of 2018’s most epic showdowns went down in Glendale, Ariz,, as two lightweight warriors with histories of exciting fights collided. It was a memorable...

UFC 242, Dustin’s Diaries: With support of coaches, the work is done for Khabib Nurmagomedov

Interim UFC lightweight champion Dustin Poirier blogs for MMA Junkie each week on the road to his UFC 242 title-unification bout with Khabib Nurmagomedov, which takes place Sept. 7 at The Arena in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. In the fourth edition of “Dustin’s Diaries,” Poirier (25-5 MMA, 17-4 UFC)...

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