Dustin Poirier Considering UFC Retirement

Dustin Poirier
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - SEPTEMBER 07: Dustin Poirier has his hands wrapped backstage during UFC 242 at The Arena on September 7, 2019 in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Mike Roach/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Dustin Poirier has told fans that he’s unsure of his future in the UFC, after losing to Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 242 last Saturday.

A four fight win streak for Poiirer came to an end in the third-round in Abu Dhabi. But ‘The Diamond’ gave it his all against Nurmagomedov in his second lightweight title defence, who extended his Professional MMA record to 28-0.

Anthony Pettis, Justin Gaethje, Eddie Alavarez and Max Holloway had all faced Dustin Poirier and lost en route to his first title shot in the UFC. The Louisiana native was looking for more in his fight with Nurmagomedov, and was understandably disappointed with the result.

Just days after the loss Poirier posted a video on Twitter, where he talked about his future in the UFC.

Dustin Poirier: “If I Choose to Fight Again…”

“Thank you guys for the support, it means a lot to me. If I choose to fight again, I’ll be back strong. If not I’ll see what God has in store for me.”

Fans were surprised to hear Poirier’s news, who at 30-years-old has only seemed to get better each time he steps into the octagon. But, The Diamond has faced almost everyone in the division on his way to the interim title, and who his next opponent will be is unclear.

He could potentially face the winner of Al Iaquinta and Dan Hooker at UFC 243 next month, whilst a rematch at Conor McGregor could be on the cards. McGregor took to social media to suggest a rematch with Nurmagomedov in Moscow after his win against Poirier, but many fans feel that is not deserved for the Irishman who has not won a fight in three years.

Since his original tweet, Dustin Poirier has posted that he thinks it would make sense to have a rematch with McGregor. With the improvements Poirier has made since their first fight, it would be a great fight and as always with McGregor, good for business.

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