“Head On Collision!”: Fans React as Dustin Poirier Gives Bold Prediction for Justin Gaethje vs. Rafael Fiziev at UFC 286

Published 03/18/2023, 8:45 AM EDT

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The entire UFC world is excited beyond limits for the upcoming UFC 286. With just hours left for the thrilling event, fans have already begun their debate over who wins. The most attractive matchup on the fight card is undoubtedly the main event, where the current UFC welterweight champion, Leon Edwards, will lock horns with the former UFC champion, Kamaru Usman. Moreover, the co-main event is also wildly exciting, where Justin Gaethje will square off against Rafael Fiziev. The co-main event is expected to blow the roof off the O2 Arena in London.

‘The Highlight’ and ‘Ataman’ have the full potential to put forward a fierce battle with each other. Fiziev is currently on a six-fight winning streak, whereas Gaethje lost his last bout against Charles Oliveira in round one via submission. The fans are eagerly waiting to view the clash between a great wrestler and a famous striker. However, the latest tweet from Dustin Poirier shows that it’s not just the fans, but also the fellow UFC fighters who are eagerly awaiting the bout.

Fans react to the excitement of Dustin Poirier


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Dustin Poirier recently took to his Twitter handle to express his excitement for the co-main event. He wrote, “Gaethje vs. Fiziev is going to be a head-on collision!” After coming across the tweet of “The Diamond,” fans were quick to react.

Here is how fans reacted to the comment of the former interim UFC lightweight champion.


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One of the fans put forward a question for ‘The Diamond.’

“You ever gonna fight an actual contender like Justin and Charles?”

Another fan asked Poirier to fight against the winner of the co-main event.

“Diamond fight the winner!!”

One of the Twitter users predicted the winner.

“Fiziev wins.”

One of the fans was eager to see Poirier fight.

“when are you fighting again that’s the real question we need your energy”

Another fan made a wild prediction:

“I’m trying to see that Justin vs Dustin pt 2”

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Another fan wanted to see Poirier and Edwards face off against each other.

“I think you vs Leon for the 170 strap would be [fire emo If he wins of course”


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One fan commented on the Gaethje’s career:

“I always wonder how many car crashes Gaethje can survive dude has had a helluva career”

Who will be Poirier’s next opponent?


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From the reaction of the fans, it is evident that they are looking forward to watching the next bout of Poirier. ‘The Diamond’ showed his wild presence in the octagon at UFC 281. He fought against Michael Chandler. After a fierce battle, he was able to submit the former three-time Bellator lightweight champion via rear naked choke in round three. At the moment, the UFC community has no other option but to wait to find out the outcome of UFC 286 and Poirier’s next opponent.

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