Dustin Poirier Reacts to Joe Rogan’s Warning About Benoit Saint Denis; Fans Pick Sides – “Take It With a Grain of Salt”

Published 01/25/2024, 2:26 AM EST

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Dustin Poirier recently made an interesting response to Joe Rogan! The UFC color commentator had shared his thoughts on the upcoming fight between the former interim lightweight champion and the surging French star, Benoit Saint-Denis at UFC 299! Saint-Denis, nicknamed “The God of War,” has showcased his ferocity with a perfect finish rate, including a recent head-kick knockout that earned him Performance of the Night honors at UFC 295.

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Therefore, Rogan revealed that he finds Saint-Denis a “scary guy” in the division and claimed that he finds his skills “next level”. This led to Poirier and the fans responding with their thoughts on the upcoming matchup and the community seems to have already picked their favorites!  

Fans pick Dustin Poirier as Joe Rogan gets slammed for his take online

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Joe Rogan, hosting the UFC 297 episode of his ‘Fight Companion’ series of the JRE (Joe Rogan Experience) on Spotify, praised Saint-Denis as a formidable and intimidating opponent! He stated, “I’m telling you, that Benoit Saint-Denis is next level. He’s got furnaces going in his eyes. You look into that guy’s eyes, there’s hell going on behind those eyes. He’s built for it. So, him vs Dustin is very exciting, and Dustin better be ready to go.”

 

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However, Dustin Poirier casually responded to the post with an eggplant emoji, highlighting the fact that he is not impressed with the Frenchman’s accolades. As such, the fans came out to support Poirier in the comments and slammed Rogan for his take!

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Some pointed out that people may be overlooking Poirier in light of his recent loss at UFC 291. “Call me crazy but I’m taking Dustin at + money, seems like everyone thinks he’s a bum now after the Justin KO.” Others stated that Saint-Denis is yet to fight an elite lightweight like Poirier.  “He’s never faced anyone on Dustin’s level.”

Fans also pointed out that Poirier’s loss to Justin Gaethje came against a ‘killer’ opponent and he is still a force to be reckoned with in the division. “Bro got caught by a killer in Justin and now everyone counts him out, he’s still one of my top 5 favorite fighters and he’s nowhere close to washed, even if he loses this fight you’ll all see it’ll still be a war.”

Many even claimed that Saint-Denis fans are just people who ‘hate’ Poirier – “here come the new saint denis fans ( dustin haters)”

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Fans also slammed Rogan’s take as he had made similar claims about other fighters who failed to live up to the hype. “Take it with a grain of salt Joe said the same shit about oezdemir.” And some also dropped a stunning fact that Poirier has never lost multiple fights in succession; “Just a reminder that dp has never lost 2 in a row”

In conclusion, the MMA community’s response to Joe Rogan’s cautionary words about Benoit Saint-Denis and Dustin Poirier’s upcoming bout characterized the fan’s confidence in Poirier’s capabilities and resilience. Others also cautioned against underestimating Poirier, referencing Joe Rogan’s previous comments about fighters like Volkan Oezdemir.

And as he gears up to return to the Octagon after a setback in his career, Dustin Poirier has shared an intriguing outlook on his UFC career!

‘The Diamond’ reveals thoughts on the future for him in the UFC

Dustin Poirier has found himself in a peculiar position after his knockout loss against Justin Gaethje at UFC 291. Despite being well-known for his thrilling and action-packed fighting style, Poirier is uncertain about the appropriate trajectory for him in the lightweight division.

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In an interview with MMA Junkie, expressing his uncertainty, Poirier acknowledged this unique phase in his career. He revealed, “This is the first time I’m in this position in my whole career: still at the top but kind of waiting for something big to happen.”

Despite his busy schedule and multiple business ventures, Poirier remains focused on the thrill of the competition, and he stated “…but I know when they call with an offer and I hear the name and I feel that feeling, then that’s going to be the one.”

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His comments highlight his excitement for thrilling matchups in the UFC and with his upcoming clash against the rising French star, Saint-Denis, getting closer, it remains to be seen if Poirier will be able to rebound from his recent loss and turn in a vintage ‘Diamond’ performance for the fans!

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Dushyant Patni

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I am Dushyant Patni, a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. My passion for Mixed Martial Arts started because my father used to be a boxer and a martial arts fanatic. It passed down to me as my first pair of boxing gloves were his old ones! Prior to joining EssentiallySports, I honed my writing and editing skills across various organizations as a writer and an editor.
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