UFC shade commentator Joe Rogan believes that Dustin Poirier is the light-weight uncrowned champion following Poirier’s win over Conor McGregor at UFC 257.
Dustin Poirier had a stunning look within the evening’s primary occasion in opposition to the previous UFC double champion, knocking him out in the course of the second spherical. In their rematch, “The Diamond” displayed how a lot he had advanced since their first encounter again in 2014.
Rogan made a publish to his Instagram account praising Dustin Poirier for his efficiency in opposition to McGregor and affirmed that if Khabib Nurmagomedov isn’t coming back from retirement, Dustin Poirier ought to obtain the UFC light-weight title.
“An incredible congratulations to Dustin Poirier for his spectacular victory final evening. At 155 lb, he’s completely one of the crucial fierce fighters on earth, and if Khabib [Nurmagomedov] actually is retired, for my cash, Dustin is the uncrowned champ!” wrote Rogan.
After the defeat, McGregor requested Dustin Poirier for a third battle that may put an finish to their dispute and, on the similar time, crown the light-weight champion. However, there are lots of different rivals with sturdy claims to the title battle.
Michael Chandler’s win over Dan Hooker at UFC 257 positioned him as a honest competitor for the 155 lb belt. Charles Oliveira and Justin Gaethje are different fighters with stable possibilities of clashing in opposition to Dustin Poirier on the title battle.
Dustin Poirier’s call-out at UFC 257
After beating Conor McGregor at UFC 257, Dustin Poirier made a puzzling menace directed at No. 1 featherweight and former light-weight title contender, Max Holloway.
Dustin Poirier used his post-fight interview to bear in mind Holloway of the 2 instances they confronted one another contained in the octagon – two victories to “The Diamond.” He provoked Holloway by saying that he proved to have top-of-the-line counter boxers within the UFC.
“I feel I confirmed a little little bit of counter boxing right here. I do know Max Holloway thinks [that] he has the perfect boxing [in the UFC], however I’ve bought two wins over the child… Nothing however respect to him, I’m a large fan, however I’ve beat him twice. And I felt like I used to be boxing fairly properly with Conor right here,” stated Dustin Poirier.
With Dustin Poirier nearly assured to have a title battle subsequent, it stays to be seen who the UFC will select as his opponent. There are quite a few fighters hungry for this title shot, together with McGregor.
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Published 26 Jan 2021, 06:20 IST