Khabib Nurmagomedov Wants Dustin Poirier In Eagle FC, Tells Him ‘Just Call Me’
One of those weight classes is the 165-pound weight category, which longtime adversary Dustin Poirier has been successful throughout his career.
“I’m gonna sign Dustin Poirier to Eagle FC at 165,” Nurmagomedov told ESPN.
“If UFC release him, Khabib here, always. I’m here for you. We can sign him, we can make some charity stuff. Let’s go Dustin, just call me. You know my manager’s number.”
Despite his loss to Charles Oliveira in the main event of UFC 269 last weekend in Las Vegas, “The Diamond” is expected to remain with UFC President Dana White and company for the foreseeable future, even if it means moving up to the welterweight class.
“I don’t know if I wanna make that cut again. I might never fight at 155 pounds again,” Poirier previously told The MMA Hour.
“I don’t know what’s gonna happen. I don’t know the future. But I don’t know if I wanna go through that kind of training camp again, where I’m hungry every day and competing in the gym and pushing myself on low calories.”
During ordinary situations, a rival promoter sweet-talking fighters still under contract to the UFC would drive White to summon his high-powered lawyers. but Nurmagomedov departed the company on good terms and still talks to his former employer “all the time.”
“Dana is like my big brother, always have very good relationship with him. I keep in touch with him all the time,” Nurmagomedov continued.
“Nothing against him, but my goal is to make Eagle FC a global sport. Change little bit system. Not rules, but system.”