Dustin Poirier Left in ‘Pain’ After Omission From Yet Another PPV Card

Published 05/23/2022, 2:25 AM EDT
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – SEPTEMBER 07: Dustin Poirier of United States looks on against Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia during their Lightweight Title Bout during the UFC 242 event at The Arena on September 07, 2019 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images)

Things don’t seem to be going well for Dustin Poirier. After tasting a loss against Khabib Nurmagomedov, Poirier was on a three-fight win streak. However, he faced yet another submission loss against lightweight champion Charles Oliveira at UFC 269.

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Thus, the fighter lost both the times he fought for the title. Hence, he has also received criticism from UFC fans. However, people may have to wait longer to see him fight.

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‘The Diamond’ shared a tweet that showed the lineup for UFC 277. The lineup saw Julianna Peña and Amanda Nunes for the women’s bantamweight title fight. Moreover, Brandon Moreno will be facing Kai Kara-France after losing his flyweight title to Deiveson Figueiredo.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JULY 10: (R-L) Dustin Poirier punches Conor McGregor of Ireland during the UFC 264 event at T-Mobile Arena on July 10, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

Further, Paulo Costa and Luke Rockhold will also be seen fighting at UFC 277. However, Poirier seemed dejected that he wouldn’t be fighting. This comes as a shock because the fighter has previously announced he would be back in July.

He last fought in December 2021. As a result, it has been a few months since people have seen him in action.

Post his latest loss, the Louisiana native had been contemplating a move to the welterweight division. That’s when Colby Covington started taking several digs at him. However, Poirier does not seem interesting in fighting Covington.

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Instead, the Nate Diaz fight seemed to catch his attention. Hence, it would be interesting to see whom he ultimately faces in his next fight.

Interesting opponents for Dustin Poirier at UFC’s welterweight

While Poirier has refused to fight Covington, the matchup would be big if it was to happen. Both the fighters have a mutual dislike and beef going on. Hence, it would have been an interesting face-off.

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Additionally, facing Rafael dos Anjos would be interesting. He has fought at the lightweight and welterweight divisions and hence would be a great opponent for Poirier to test the waters at the heavier weight class.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JULY 10: Dustin Poirier reacts after his TKO victory over Conor McGregor of Ireland during the UFC 264 event at T-Mobile Arena on July 10, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

Similarly, the Nate Diaz fight also makes sense. However, Diaz plans to finish his contract with the UFC and leave. Hence, this is a fight fans might not get to see. The younger Diaz has lately been taking digs at many fighters. Therefore, fans might have to wait and see what happens next.

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Rohini Kottu

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Rohini Kottu is a UFC Writer at EssentiallySports. She is also a Psychologist and has a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology. Rohini, in her role as a UFC writer, combines her admiration for the mental resilience that MMA fighters have and her love for analysis.

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