Last weekend, UFC lightweight Dustin Poirier performed an incredible performance and won a great victory against former World Series Wrestling Champion (WSOF) Justin Gaethje.
Poirier and Gaethje are two of the most fighters The UFC roster and fight fans expected to be put on an absolute bonfire.
After three rounds of round-trip action, Poirier was finally able to finish the fight in the first seconds of the fourth.
was able to connect in a combo that shook Gaethje, before the former champion who was standing pretty fast was finished.
Arguably this is the greatest triumph of Poirier's career, and he feels he is ready to take a big step in competition. The Diamond now wants an opportunity in the UFC lightweight championship, causing some to wonder if It is worthy.
When asked by UFC President Dana White if he thinks Poirier is a title contender, this is what he said (quotes through MMA Mania ):
"Absolutely (it's a contender to the title), "White said during the UFC on FOX 29 after the fight on FOX Sports 2.
" He's definitely there, he was one of the guys we were thinking about calling the last one to fight (in the UFC 223), but we did not want to ruin this event, thank God we did not. "
Currently, the UFC lightweight champion is Khabib Nurmagomedov, who is undefeated in his career as a fighter. Poirier believes that he is ready to face players like the Russian and challenge the last prize of the promotion:
"I have paid my debts," said Poirier. "I did not put anything more than hard work, I've been close to the top of the mountain and I've been knocked down."
"I have shown strength and strength and I have done it over and over again to put myself in position in the I am and I am achieving my great step as a father, fighter, husband and person.
"I'm ready to go, and the gold is next, I smell it, I feel it in the air."
What do you think of Poirier's performance against Gaethje last weekend in Arizona? Do you think he did enough to be considered a candidate for the UFC lightweight championship? And how do you think it was right inside the Octagon against a fighter of the caliber of Khabib Nurmagomedov? Let us know your opinions on the matter in the comments section below!
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