“Dem Boyz Went at it”- Rapper Lil Wayne Has High Praise for Fellow Louisiana Native Dustin Poirier

Published 06/30/2020, 12:51 AM EDT


UFC lightweight Dustin Poirier was victorious against Dan ‘Hangman’ Hooker at UFC on ESPN 12. The headlining bout is an immediate front-running candidate for Fight of the Year 2020. The back-and-forth war saw ‘The Diamond’ pick up the unanimous decision victory.

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The fight set social media ablaze, and rightfully so. Several fighters and personalities lauded the efforts inside the cage. The bout was highly compelling, especially due to the six to seven punch combinations that the lightweights landed on each other. Not to mention, the incredible durability displayed by both the top contenders was an added cherry on the top.

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Lil Wayne exclaims, “What a fight!”

Louisiana born rapper Lil Wayne couldn’t contain his excitement following the main event in Las Vegas. The platinum recording artist had fight praise for Dustin Poirier, who is a native of Lafayette, Louisiana. Also, Poirier has done tremendous things for his local community through various channels of outreach.

Over the course of his career, Dustin Poirier has become a proud ambassador for his home state through his charity. Lil Wayne acknowledged his support for the former 155-pound interim champion. He also went on to congratulate Brendan Allen, who defeated Kyle Daukaus on the same card.

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Dustin Poirier has now put himself back in high contention for a title shot against the reigning king, Khabib Nurmagomedov. Dustin entered the fight with Hooker, coming off a loss to the champion back in September. He exceeded expectations after coming back off the longest lay-off as a Professional.

Although a title shot is not on the cards, a solid performance against a hungry contender in Hooker solidified his position at the top.

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For combat sports fans, the fight will surely go down as an all-time classic. Lil Wayne was amongst a host of others who was truly impacted by the main event in Las Vegas. Moreover, Dustin Poirier may well have opened the door to a money fight with Conor McGregor, if he were to return to MMA.

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Darryl Pinto

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Darryl Pinto is a senior MMA writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his graduate degree in Mass Media (with a specialization in Journalism) out of Xavier’s College and has a year's experience in his current role. Darryl specializes in predictions, reporting, and covering UFC events live.

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