Dustin Poirier Not Interested in Charles Oliveira- Dismisses Call-Out on Twitter

Published 02/26/2021, 12:51 AM EST
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – SEPTEMBER 07: Dustin Poirier prepares to enter the Octagon prior to his lightweight championship bout against Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia during UFC 242 at The Arena on September 7, 2019 in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


UFC lightweight, Dustin Poirier, took to Twitter and responded to Charles Oliveira in a way that got the fans’ attention. Chiefly, ‘Do Bronx’ reposted an article that saw Joe Rogan pine for a fight between the Brazilian and Poirier. However, it seems as though Dustin ‘The Diamond’ has plans of his own that he plans to stick by.

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Charles Oliveira has been clear that a title shot against Dustin Poirier is the only thing currently on his mind. However, Poirier plans to fight Conor McGregor once again in a highly anticipated trilogy fight. The bout is expected to go down in the summer, and Oliveira will likely be on the sideline for a meaningful period.

Dustin Poirier and Charles Oliveira: Lightweight stand-outs

The Diamond’ has defeated a large chunk of the 155-pound division as it stands, including Justin Gaethje and Conor McGregor. The glaring loss on his records came against the undisputed champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov, back in 2019 at UFC 242. However, he’s managed to stake his claim as arguably the best lightweight after ‘The Eagle’.

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JANUARY 23: (R-L) Dustin Poirier punches Conor McGregor of Ireland in a lightweight fight during the UFC 257 event inside Etihad Arena on UFC Fight Island on January 23, 2021 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

With the trilogy fight with McGregor on his mind, Poirier will draw his attention towards another definitive stoppage win. He executed a game plan that was detrimental to the Irishman’s style and it paid great dividends for him. Furthermore, he’s also got his sights set on fighting Nate Diaz in what would largely be a fan-service match-up at the point.

‘Do Bronx’: Chasing greatness

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It would appear Charles Oliveira doesn’t have enough leverage the force the Poirier’s hand to battle it out. This is alarming when considering that he’s currently on an eight-fight win streak that has been nothing short of dominant. He’s coming off the biggest win of his career in a dominant demolition of Tony Ferguson that legitimized him further.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – DECEMBER 12: (L-R) Charles Oliveira of Brazil punches Tony Ferguson in their lightweight bout during the UFC 256 event at UFC APEX on December 12, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

It seems like either Justin Gaethje or Michael Chandler are the opponents who are on deck to face ‘Do Bronx’. Looking at his position in the division, the Brazilian deserves nothing less than the upper-echelon competition. However, there’s much to be said for the fact that the lightweight title is still in limbo with no clarity in sight.

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Darryl Pinto

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Darryl Pinto is a senior MMA writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his graduate degree in Mass Media (with a specialization in Journalism) out of Xavier’s College and has a year's experience in his current role. Darryl specializes in predictions, reporting, and covering UFC events live.

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