Following starting to be the initial gentleman in skilled mixed martial arts to knock out “The Notorious” Conor McGregor, range 1 UFC light-weight contender Dustin Poirier spoke with ESPN’s Ariel Helwani about what is following in his job.
“The Diamond” says, even though he’s not fully absolutely sure what is future for him, just one matter is for certain.
“I believe that I’m the world champion proper now,” Poirier claimed. “If Khabib’s not fighting, I’m the planet winner.”
When asked about irrespective of whether he’d like to be “given” the UFC title, assuming Khabib relinquishes the lightweight championship, Poirier was rapid to respond.
“‘Given’ is a word I will never use. I don’t want to be offered nearly anything,” Poirier claimed. “I’ve gained, and I want to continue to get paid almost everything I have.”
When requested about a rematch with McGregor, Poirier was not opposed to likely acquiring the light-weight title at stake for the trilogy bout.
“I knocked him out, he knocked me out,” Poirier reported. “A rubber match, it does make perception.”
When questioned about surging UFC newcomer and now range 4 rated light-weight Michael Chandler, Poirier has not adjusted his head concerning no matter whether or not Chandler warrants a title shot.
“He beat a man I previously conquer,” Poirier stated. “They’re gonna place him in a title battle? Why wasn’t my combat a title combat just now? I defeat the same guy final 12 months.”
Poirier also gave his ideas on a probable matchup with Nate Diaz, whom he has experienced a bit of a feud with in the earlier and who is teasing a return to the octagon.
“Does it make feeling in the light-weight division? No. Does it make feeling where I’m at standing in the doorfront of a title shot? No,” Poirier reported. “Before I transfer previous the Conor trilogy and get as well significantly ahead of myself, I’m open up to fights that excite me and this a person [with Diaz] excites me.”
Regardless of who is upcoming for Poirier, he designed it apparent as considerably as what is up coming, and that’s a title shot.
“I wanna be the planet champ person.”
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