433 Search Results for Dustin Poirier

Oct 6, 2017 2:05 pm

Dustin Poirier Comments on Kevin Lee’s Bad Weight Cut

Dustin Poirier can’t be stopped lately. Just yesterday, Dustin Poirier opened up in a candid interview talking about what he sees for his future, his family and more. Saying he was willing to even leave the UFC if it ends up being better for his career. As a top-ten lightweight, of course his eyes are...

Oct 5, 2017 1:32 pm

Dustin Poirier Willing To Go Outside the UFC for Fights, Family and Fans

The last time we saw Dustin Poirier, he was in the midst of what looked to be a Fight of the Night against Eddie Alvarez at UFC 211. A fight that ended due to illegal knees Alvarez landed to Poirier’s head. Since then, ‘Diamond’ Dustin Poirier has moved on to another former UFC lightweight champion,...

Aug 8, 2017 10:50 am

Dustin Poirier wanted a top-5 opponent next, but will settle for Chiesa or Pettis

Last weekend, during the UFC Fight Night 114 broadcast, former UFC lightweight champ Anthony Pettis made an interesting callout of fellow contender Dustin Poirier. It did not take Poirier long to respond. “I’m down,” he said matter-of-factly on Twitter.  Speaking to BJPenn.com’s Chris Taylor on Monday, Dustin Poirier explained his interest in this fight with...

Jul 11, 2017 7:34 am

UFC targets Justin Gaethje vs. Eddie Alvarez, frustrated Dustin Poirier goes off

Shortly after his thrilling TKO win over Michael Johnson – which marked a successful UFC debut – former World Series of Fighting champ Justin Gaethje called out Tony Ferguson. Ferguson, however, didn’t appear to be interested in the fight, and UFC President Dana White later stated that the UFC is still hoping to pair Ferguson...

May 17, 2017 1:15 pm

Concussion could delay Eddie Alvarez vs. Dustin Poirier II

This past weekend at UFC 211, former UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez and top ranked lightweight Dustin Poirier stepped into the Octagon for an extremely pivotal showdown. The fight started out rather one sided as Alvarez looked extremely hesitant to throw in the early minutes of the fight. After being tagged and rocked by a...

May 16, 2017 9:07 am

Herb Dean reflects on controversial Eddie Alvarez-Dustin Poirier ending

Saturday night in the preliminary card main event of UFC 211, former UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez stepped into the Octagon against streaking lightweight Dustin Poirier for a highly anticipated showdown. Dustin Poirier began to land early, stunning Alvarez with hard shots throughout the first round before ultimately then rocking Alvarez in the second. Miraculously,...

May 13, 2017 6:54 pm

UFC 211 Results: Eddie Alvarez vs. Dustin Poirier ends in a no-contest

UFC 211 Results: Eddie Alvarez vs. Dustin Poirier A key lightweight scrap between former division champion Eddie Alvarez and perennial contender Dustin Poirier served as the featured bout of tonight’s UFC 211 prelims in Dallas, Texas. Round one begins and Poirier misses with a right hand. Eddie backs up and briefly stumbles. Poirier circles and...

Apr 29, 2017 10:05 pm

Eddie Alvarez explains why he picked Dustin Poirier to fight at UFC 211

Eddie Alvarez explains why he picked Dustin Poirier to fight at UFC 211 One of the most exciting fighters in the history of mixed martial arts, Eddie Alvarez, will return to the octagon at next month’s highly anticipated UFC 211 event in Dallas, Texas. The former UFC lightweight champion of the world, Alvarez, recently sat...

Apr 29, 2017 1:13 pm

Eddie Alvarez is tired of “just winning”, plans to finish Dustin Poirier at UFC 211

Eddie Alvarez is tired of “just winning”, plans to finish Dustin Poirier at UFC 211 Former UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez will return to the octagon at next month’s stacked UFC 211 pay-per-view event in Dallas, Texas where he will square off with Dustin Poirier. Alvarez recently took some time out of his busy schedule...

Mar 26, 2017 6:27 am

With win over Eddie Alvarez, Dustin Poirier expects to be “one win away” from title shot

Barring a blitzkrieg, knockout loss to the ever-dangerous Michael Johnson, Louisiana’s Dustin Poirier has looked absolutely fantastic since returning to the lightweight division. Since he made this return, he has picked up emphatic defeats over Carlos Diego Ferreira, Yancy Medeiros, Joseph Duffy, Bobby Green and Jim Miller. These big wins have earned him a fight...

Mar 25, 2017 11:26 am

Dustin Poirier looking to move closer to title shot with win over Eddie Alvarez

UFC lightweight veteran Dustin Poirier is currently gearing up for arguably the biggest fight of his professional MMA career, where he will fight former UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez in a highly anticipated showdown at UFC 211 on May 13th. In the fight, Poirier will be looking to build on his recent majority decision win...

Mar 7, 2017 2:03 pm

Eddie Alvarez vs. Dustin Poirier official

The UFC’s lightweight division is going to get much more interesting in Conor McGregor’s absence! While UFC 209’s Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson interim lightweight title fight was scrapped, two other top ranked lightweights will now look to move one step closer to lightweight title contention at UFC 211. ESPN’s Brett Okamoto has broken news...

Feb 28, 2017 8:30 am

After defeat of Jim Miller, Dustin Poirier has his eyes on two potential opponents

With plenty of judging controversy and a definite lack of finishes, UFC 208 went down as a pretty forgettable card. The card did, however, produce one memorable moment in a thrilling, back-and-forth battle between talented lightweights Dustin Poirier and Jim Miller. Despite sustaining a leg injury in the third round, Poirier ultimately won this action-packed...

Feb 15, 2017 1:20 pm

UFC 208 medical suspensions: Dustin Poirier out indefinitely

This past weekend at UFC 208, Germaine de Randamie stepped into the Octagon for her highly anticipated inaugural women’s featherweight title fight against former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm. After a back and forth 5-round scrap, complete with a bit of controversy, De Randamie was crowned the inaugural women’s featherweight champion. In the co-main...

Feb 11, 2017 7:39 pm

UFC 208 Results: Dustin Poirier defeats Jim Miller via majority decision

A key lightweight bout between Jim Miller and Dustin Poirier kicked off tonight’s UFC 208 pay-per-view main card in Brooklyn. Round one begins and Miller comes forward with a jab that misses. Poirier circles and lands a leg kick and then another. Miller closes the distance and lands a hard body shot. He follows that...

Feb 9, 2017 8:26 am

Dustin Poirier opens up on Robbie Lawler ATT split

Former UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler was a long-time staple of American Top Team in Florida. With that being said, fight fans were rather surprised to learn that the former welterweight champion had split from ATT following his 1st round KO loss to Tyron Woodley at UFC 201, where Lawler lost the welterweight championship. Even...

Sep 22, 2016 10:28 am

Dustin Poirier reflects on fight with Michael Johnson

This past weekend, Dustin Poirier and Michael Johnson stepped into the Octagon in Hidalgo Texas to square off in the main event of UFC Fight Night: Hidalgo. The fight was a pivotal one for both men. For Poirier, it was an opportunity to extend his win streak to five after making the move from featherweight...

Sep 17, 2016 1:10 pm

UFC on FOX analyst giving Dustin Poirier slight advantage against Michael Johnson

UFC analyst and former welterweight title contender Dan Hardy believes Dustin Poirier will have the edge going into Saturday night’s fight against Michael Johnson at UFC Fight Night 94. Poirer (20-4) has been on a four-fight win streak since moving up to lightweight from featherweight, while Johnson looks to get back on track after a...

Sep 17, 2016 8:09 am

Michael Johnson sends Dustin Poirier a warning ahead of ‘UFC Hidalgo’

Saturday night in Hidalgo, Texas, #7 ranked lightweight Dustin Poirier, and #10 ranked lightweight Michael Johnson will step into the Octagon to clash in the main event of ‘UFC Fight Night: Hidalgo’. The fight is a pivotal one for both men. Poirier will enter the bout on a 4-fight win streak that has seen him...

Sep 14, 2016 5:23 pm

VIDEO | Dustin Poirier reveals that Conor McGregor was his hardest-hitting opponent

Former UFC featherweight Dustin “The Diamond” Poirier has found his new home in the UFC lightweight division. After being defeated by current UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor back in 2014 in a non-title featherweight bout, Poirier moved up to 155 and hasn’t skipped a beat. On a four-fight winning streak since losing to McGregor, Poirier...

Jun 4, 2016 7:21 pm

UFC 199 Results: Dustin Poirier KO’s Bobby Green

A lightweight bout between Dustin Poirier (20-4 MMA) and Bobby Green (23-7 MMA) kicked off the pay-per-view portion of tonight’s UFC 199 event in Los Angeles. Round one begins and Green comes forward with a left but gets countered with a right hand from Poirier. Dustin with a nice leg kick. Green with a good...

Apr 23, 2016 9:53 am

PHOTO | Dustin Poirier looking almost unrecognizable in post-workout pic

UFC veteran Dustin Poirier made his return to lightweight last year at ‘UFC FN: Mendes vs. Lamas’ in April as he knocked out Carlos Diego Ferreira in the 1st round. Following that fight, Poirier went on to defeat Yancy Medeiros via TKO, and Joseph Duffy via decision. The return to lightweight has been viewed as...

Jan 6, 2016 10:36 am

PHOTO | Dustin Poirier undergoes successful surgery following UFC 195

Dustin Poirier may have picked up a decision win over Joe Duffy on the preliminary card of UFC 195, but the win didn’t come without an injury. Poirier suffered a broken nose in the fight, which needed corrective surgery. Fortunately for Poirier, the surgery went well and he will be back training within 6 weeks....

Jan 4, 2016 12:14 pm

Video: Dustin Poirier found out his wife was pregnant a week before UFC 195

Dustin “The Diamond” Poirier found out some big news before his long and awaited contest with “Irish” Joe Duffy.   Poirier found out the big news ahead of his biggest fight to date. Poirier agreed with a reporter at the post-fight presser that he saw his bonus money slipping from his hands and by the...