Transferring ahead, Dustin Poirier is barely searching for fights that may add one thing to his legacy.
Poirier (26-6 MMA, 18-5 UFC), the previous UFC interim light-weight champion, has come so near reaching the top of the game however fell quick in his title unification bout towards light-weight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov final September at UFC 242.
He was then in a position to rebound with a giant win over Dan Hooker, outlasting him in an unimaginable “Combat of the Night time” battle, proving that he’s not carried out but.
However Poirier could possibly be in somewhat little bit of a quandary by way of what’s subsequent. With UFC interim light-weight champ Justin Gaethje projected to unify his belt with Nurmagomedov subsequent and Conor McGregor at the moment retired, there aren’t too many logical choices on the market for him.
All Poirier is aware of is that his subsequent battle must be price his whereas. He’s been in loads of grueling battles all through his profession and desires to shut the ultimate chapter of his profession in significant trend.
“I don’t know; I’m unsure what the choices might be when the UFC comes again and begins sitting on the desk to make these matches,” Poirier stated on Monday’s episode of the “Jim Rome Present.” “It simply must be a extremely huge identify or a title battle. I’ve been doing this for 10 years within the UFC, and I nonetheless love preventing, however I would like these fights to imply greater than only a battle. I don’t need it to only be a few present and win purse. I would like it to essentially imply one thing, and I do know I’m within the again 9 of my profession.
“I’ve been preventing for some time, I’ve 40 fights, and I would like these final 4 or 5 years to essentially imply one thing each time I get into the octagon. Not just for me and my household, however for the objectives that I’m making an attempt to deliver consciousness to and lift cash for and for my profession. I actually need to go away a legacy.”
Former UFC interim light-weight champion Tony Ferguson, who by no means obtained to compete within the highly-anticipated matchup towards Nurmagomedov, would maybe be a logical subsequent opponent for Poirier. One other identify that Poirier has been linked to previously is Nate Diaz, who will not be within the title rivalry image however has confirmed to be one of many greatest attracts within the promotion.