Dustin Poirier Certain About Fighting At Welterweight In UFC
Former lightweight contender Dustin Poirier has shared a word on his future with the UFC. The Diamond is 90% sure that the fans will see him fighting in the welterweight division in the future.
Before his Saturday loss to Charles Oliveira, Poirier interacted with media personnel and gave an insight on what lies ahead for the Diamond.
“There’s a lot of opponents that could be my potential next opponent, so we’ll see, man. I don’t like to look that far ahead,” he previously said.
But after his recent failed attempt to get the lightweight gold at the UFC 269, many fans feel like it’s almost the time Poirier makes a move to 170 lbs.
The ‘Diamond’ has also hinted there’s a strong chance he’ll compete as a 170-pounder before his time in the UFC is up.
“I don’t know when that move to welterweight will be. But I’m pretty sure, I would say I’m 90% sure that before everything is said and done, that I will fight at 170 pounds in the UFC.”
As the things stand, Poirier’s move to the welterweight division pretty much makes sense. But the loss to Oliveira hasn’t done him good as he wants to take some time out and rejuvenate himself. The 32-year-old will brief the fans on what holds for him in the future.
“And that answer will come in the next couple days, next couple weeks. I just need to let this pass and see what’s next for me,” Poirier told reporters at the UFC 269 post-fight press conference.
“But if it’s in my heart and that’s what I wanna do, I’ll be here again fighting for another world title.”
Poirier first arrived in the UFC as a featherweight in 2011 and fought there until 2015.
Since his move to 155 pounds, the Lafayette native has enjoyed much success and has been a prolific figure in the division. Poirier has contested for the lightweight title a couple of times but came short on both occasions.