Dustin Poirier Comments On His Chances In Presumed Khabib Nurmagomedov Rematch
Dustin Poirier keeps it honest when asked about his chances of winning a rematch with Khabib Nurmagomedov.
Valuetainment recently conducted an hour-long sit-down interview with the former interim lightweight champion Dustin Poirer. While the interview circled around Poirier’s future and training for his upcoming title fight against Charles Oliveira, there was also a question asked about a hypothetical rematch between him and Nurmagomedov.
“I’m very confident. I can beat anybody in the world,” he said.
“Anybody in the world. But at the same time, I’m honest with myself and I understand this is combat sports and I could lose to anyone as well. But I believe 100% in my skill set and work ethic. I could beat anyone.”
Poirer and Nurmagomedov faced each other for the first time in the octagon at UFC 254.
Poirier had locked in a tight choke around the neck of Nurmagomedov, but the Russian was somehow able to survive that stint.
Nurmagomedov submitted Poirer by rear-neck and a choke of his own in the third round.
Since his loss to Nurmagomedov, Poirer has racked up three straight wins in the octagon and now will be fighting Oliveira for UFC lightweight title at the end of this year.
Nurmagomedov, on the other hand, is now retired. He retired with an undefeated record and is regarded as one of the greatest fighters in MMA history.