UFC colour 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 shocking look within the evening’s fundamental occasion in opposition to the previous UFC double champion, knocking him out throughout the second spherical. Of their rematch, “The Diamond” displayed how a lot he had advanced since their first encounter again in 2014.
Rogan made a put up to his Instagram account praising Dustin Poirier for his efficiency in opposition to McGregor and affirmed that if Khabib Nurmagomedov shouldn’t be getting 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 vital 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 3rd struggle that will put an finish to their dispute and, on the identical time, crown the light-weight champion. Nonetheless, there are a lot of different opponents with sturdy claims to the title struggle.
Michael Chandler’s win over Dan Hooker at UFC 257 positioned him as a good competitor for the 155 lb belt. Charles Oliveira and Justin Gaethje are different fighters with strong possibilities of clashing in opposition to Dustin Poirier on the title struggle.
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 recollect 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 probably the greatest counter boxers within the UFC.
“I feel I confirmed just a little little bit of counter boxing right here. I do know Max Holloway thinks [that] he has one of the best boxing [in the UFC], however I’ve received two wins over the child… Nothing however respect to him, I’m a giant 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 struggle 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.
Who would you prefer to see Dustin Poirier preventing for the UFC light-weight belt? Hold forth within the feedback.
Revealed 26 Jan 2021, 06:20 IST