VIDEO: When Dustin Poirier Said He Doesn’t Know Who Roman Reigns Was

Published 12/22/2021, 2:00 PM EST
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JULY 10: Dustin Poirier interacts with media during the post-fight press conference after his victory over Conor McGregor during the UFC 264 event at T-Mobile Arena on July 10, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)


Former interim champion Dustin Poirier recently appeared on Ariel Helwani’s show to talk about his previous fight. Speaking on the show, Dustin Poirier revealed that he doesn’t follow the WWE. When asked by Helwani if he knew who Roman Reigns is, he responded saying, “No, I do not.” Further, when asked if he follows the WWE, he said, “I don’t, man; I don’t, guilty.”

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Poirier also shared his thoughts on fighter pay and whether the UFC compensates him fairly. He said, “My last fight, I believe, has been the closest to proper compensation, for just the years that I’ve put in and what I’ve done. I’m on the right track, Ariel, I’m moving in the right direction.”

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Poirier further said, “You know I’ve put myself in a good spot for me and my family and at the end of the day I am a fighter, but I want everyone to know I am a provider and I have a wife and a daughter I come home to every day.”

Poirier has earned his keep the hard way, with 27 fights in the UFC. The ‘Diamond’ climbed up the ranks and has faced and defeated some of the toughest fighters the UFC has to offer.

Throughout his long journey to the top, Poirier has learnt many important lessons. Elaborating on that he said, “As you fight, things change in your life priorities change and I’m just trying to set my family up, set myself up for the best life possible through fighting and through business opportunities and I think I’m heading in the right direction you know.”

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JANUARY 23: Dustin Poirier reacts after his knockout victory over 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 Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)
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Will Dustin Poirier fight at welterweight next

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After his loss to Charles Oliveira for the title, Poirier announced that he most likely will not be returning to 155 pounds (lightweight). In a recent interview, ‘The Diamond’ added to what he said previously, saying, “I think I can. I just got back from vacation, eating and relaxing for a week, and I’m like a 180 pounds. And I’m not in like horrible shape. I can fight at 170. It just depends on the scenario, I guess.”

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Poirier has been active on Twitter too. He recently got into a back and forth with Nate Diaz. Both fighters seem to want the fight, but the negotiations seem to have fallen through. What do you think is next for Dustin Poirier? Will he fight his next fight at welterweight? Let us know in the comments.

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Nahum Lobo

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Nahum Lobo is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing a media degree from St.Xavier's College, Nahum is a religious follower of events churned out by MMA promotions like Bellator and UFC.

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