UFC lightweight contender Dustin Poirier will take on Conor McGregor in a rematch. The stars will headline the UFC 257 card on January 23rd. While the location of the fight is yet to be disclosed, the fight has been officially confirmed by the UFC.
With his training camp in motion, Poirier has also been making media rounds to promote the fight. ‘The Diamond’ was asked about one of his best moments in the octagon by Luke Thomas of Morning Kombat.
Poirier has been part of the UFC roster since 2012. Since then, he has grown from a young talent to one of the best lightweights on the roster.
Poirier said, “There are so many highs looking back at my career, beating Max Holloway in Atlanta for the interim championship while he was a current featherweight champion was huge to me.
“It was a very big night I’ll never forget. I’ve had so many performances like the Gaethje fight where I just lie down in bed before my flight the next morning and I’m just thankful.”
‘The Diamond’ has always been known for his heart and durability. He attributes it to the legends he watched compete in the octagon in his early days as a fighter.
Dustin continued, “I remember being a kid before I started getting into big fights and fighting on the local scene. Just laying down at night and watching guys like Dan Henderson and Shogun leave it all out there and saying, ‘Man I want to be involved in fights like this.”
Now a fan favorite in the UFC, he is thankful for the opportunities that were provided to him. He said, “It just feels good for me as a combat athlete to lay down after fights like that, especially fights like that where I’m the victor and I’m just thankful for the opportunity and it takes me and my opponent to bring that out in me.
“Same thing with the Dan Hooker fight. It’s like a drug when you fight like that. That high lasts for days, and I’m just thankful to be able to go through that and show my mettle. I’m thankful for those opportunities to be tested.”
Dustin is currently ranked #2 in the UFC lightweight division behind Gaethje and the champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov. A win in the rematch against Conor will put Dustin back in title contention. ‘The Eagle’ is yet to officially relinquish his title and let the MMA world know what his plans are.
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