“I’ll Punish Them”- Dustin Poirier Says Jake Paul and Other YouTubers Will Suffer if They Ever Box Him

Published 10/05/2021, 1:08 PM EDT


Dustin Poirier is undoubtedly one of the most gifted fighters in the UFC right now. The ‘Diamond’ is currently the Number 1 lightweight contender according to UFC rankings, as of October 2021. And with the way he is performing right now, one can expect Poirier to become the champion when he challenges for the title.

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The “Diamond” has consistently proved himself with victories over some of the best fighters like Conor McGregor, Eddie Alvarez, Max Holloway, and Anthony Pettis. He showcases tremendous striking ability and an incredible fight IQ. Owing to his impressive performances, Poirier holds an MMA record of 28-6-0, 1 NC in his career as of now.

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)

‘The Diamond’ is arguably one of the best strikers In the UFC right now. The former UFC lightweight champion recently appeared in an interview with Patrick Bet-David from ‘Valuetainment’ and discussed his personal life, his toughest opponents, and a variety of other topics.

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Dustin Poirier on Tyron Woodley’s boxing ability

Dustin shared his opinion on the Tyron Woodley vs. Jake Paul fight, which took place earlier this year. He said,” I thought Tyron was going to do a lot better than that. You know he’s been in the gym for the last 15 years fighting, training mixed martial arts.”

“He’s a former world champion. He’s a big pincher, but he’s not a boxer.” According to the Louisiana native, “The art of boxing is different”.

Recently, many celebrities like Jake and Logan Paul have tried their luck at boxing. Patrick Bet-David questioned Poirier if any of these people had a chance against him as a boxer. To this, Dustin replied confidently, “Yeah. I’ll punish them.” Knowing his striking ability and outstanding ability, it’s not hard to believe Poirier when he says this.

Poirier said that he wasn’t trying to act arrogant. He thinks this way because he’s been fighting his entire life. Dustin Poirier avoided all trash talk and showed his true, confident self as he justified his statements.

Dustin Poirier’s upcoming fight

The ‘Diamond’ recently revealed that he’s going to compete for the lightweight championship against Charles Oliveira (31-8) at the upcoming UFC 269 on December 11. The fight has been in the works since Poirier’s recent consecutive victories over Conor McGregor.

He announced the fight on his official Twitter account this past Sunday, and he also mentioned it in his interview with Patrick Bet-David.

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This is Dustin’s last chance to reclaim the title this year. If he can defeat Charles Oliveira, it will be the cherry on top for considering the successful year he has had. This exciting fight promises to be a nail-biter, knowing the fighting styles of both contenders.

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Who do you think would win Poirier or Oliveira? Let us know.

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Pranit Punjabi

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Pranit Punjabi is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. A third-year psychology major, this Khabib Nurmagomedov fan merged his interest in psychology with his deep passion for MMA and was intrigued by this new angle to help him get closer to the action. Pranit aims to look through the violence and chaos, into what makes MMA truly beautiful, the deep and rich psychological aspect to the game.

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