Dustin Poirier Reveals Massive New Deal With the UFC

Published 01/08/2021, 10:52 PM EST
ATLANTA, GA – APRIL 13: (L-R) UFC President Dana White places the interim lightweight championship belt on Dustin Poirier after defeating Max Holloway in their interim lightweight championship bout during the UFC 236 event at State Farm Arena on April 13, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


Dustin Poirier has been in the UFC since 2011. In his decade with the UFC, ‘The Diamond’ has established himself as one of the best and most entertaining fighters. A few weeks from now he takes on arguably the biggest fight of his career against Conor McGregor

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Dustin has the opportunity at UFC 257 to show the journey he has been on as a martial artist. Conor McGregor beat him comprehensively at UFC 178. Since then Dustin has moved up and improved leaps and bounds as a fighter. A win at UFC 257 will be a culmination of all the work put in by him since the loss. Furthermore, it will be a good way for him to put himself back among title shot conversations. 

Read: ‘This is not about payback’- Dustin Poirier wants legacy not revenge at UFC 257

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Dustin Poirier reveals how many more times he plans on fighting 

In a recent interview, Theo Von asked Dustin what he planned on doing after his fight career. Dustin replied, “Yeah, and I just signed an eight-fight contract with the UFC. My plan is to fight eight more times. You know I want to finish this contract I’m on, fight eight more times. Then we’ll see where we’re at there. But I’m not looking past that or before that. I’m going to fight eight more times.

Dustin is a family man and gives back to the community with ‘The Good Fight Foundation’ which is something he plans on devoting his time to after his MMA career is done. 

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After his loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov, he beat Dan Hooker. Subsequently, he was rumored to fight against Tony Ferguson. While there was a lot of buzz around the fight and fans wanted to see it, the fight did not happen as ‘The Diamond’ and the UFC could not come to a financial agreement.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JUNE 27: Dustin Poirier reacts after the conclusion of his lightweight fight against Dan Hooker during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on June 27, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

Therefore, it is good to see that ‘The Diamond’ has been rewarded for his services by being offered a mammoth eight-fight deal with the UFC. MMA fans will be delighted at the prospect of watching Poirier fight eight more times. 

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What do you make of Dustin’s matchup at UFC 257? Can he exact revenge? Let us know in the comments below!

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Kevin Binoy

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Kevin Binoy is an MMA author at EssentiallySports. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Fergusson College and has been covering sports professionally for over two years. Besides working with the MMA writing team, Kevin is a core member of the organization's web stories team and is responsible for delivering engaging MMA web stories.

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