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Questions Raised Over Dustin Poirier Receiving Yet Another Title Shot Against Islam Makhachev by Daniel Cormier & Co.

Published 11/21/2023, 6:44 AM EST

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Despite the loss against Justin Gaethje in his last outing, Dustin Poirier still has been in the title conversation. Poirier was reportedly in talks with the UFC to fight Islam Makhachev at UFC 284 after Charles Oliveira pulled out with an injury. However, some people don’t agree with Poirier getting a title shot now after his loss against Gaethje. Meanwhile, Daniel Cormier believes otherwise.

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The Louisiana native has won against some of the biggest names in the sport of MMA. He has wins over Conor McGregor, Max Holloway, Anthony Pettis, Justin Gaethje, Eddie Alvarez, Michael Chandler, etc. to name a few. However, he hasn’t been able to replicate this form in title fights. Poirier fought for the undisputed 155 lbs title twice and lost both times. Now, fellow Louisiana native Cormier is calling for a third title shot for ‘The Diamond.’

DC’s take on Dustin Poirier vs. Islam Makhachev


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In a recent video on DC’s YouTube channel, Cormier talked about Dustin Poirier fighting Islam Makhachev for the lightweight strap. Despite people believing that Poirier doesn’t deserve the title shot against Makhachev next, DC thinks otherwise as he stated, “Why can’t you put him in there with Islam?”

Cormier seems to think that Poirier’s next fight won’t be against McGregor. DC stated, “Conor McGregor-Michael Chandler moves the needle… we got the person that Dana White calls the modern-day Arturo Gatti.”


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He then explained the comparison by saying, “Michael Chandler has been in the UFC for a very short period of time, he has immediately become one of the biggest stars in the sport. People love him. He doesn’t lose anything when he loses fights. So that was the comparison.”

However, the champion does have worthy contenders lined up for him- Charles Olivera with his long-awaited rematch, and Justin Gaethje with his new crown as the ‘BMF’. So it seems unlikely that Poirier skips the line and fights the champ before them. In that case, what are some other fights available for Poirier?

The fights that make sense for ‘The Diamond’


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Even though Poirier might not get a title shot soon, he still has plenty of fights that he could get. Poirier and Gaethje are both 1-1 against each other. So a third fight would create a lot of buzz. The #3 ranked lightweight could rematch either Gaethje or Oliveira, depending on who the UFC picks to fight Makhachev next.

Poirier also always has the McGregor fight lined up for him, as both fighters have enough animosity between each other to make the fight a reality. Additionally, with their last fight ending in a doctor’s stoppage, many fans are calling for them run back their trilogy bout.

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Dustin Poirier claimed to be aiming for a fight at UFC 300, so we might see the lightweight contender fight soon. If Poirier gets a fight at UFC 300, who do you guys think the opponent should be? If not a title shot soon, what would the next step for the UFC lightweight be? Let us know in the comment section below.

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