Poirier oozing with confidence ahead of UFC 242: ‘I’m going to finish Khabib’

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  1. Wild

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    In exactly two weeks, interim lightweight champion Dustin Poirier will take on official champ Khabib Nurmagomedov in a highly anticipated title unification bout at UFC 242. And, not only is Poirier planning on becoming the first man to beat Nurmagomedov, but ‘The Diamond’ has every intention on finishing the undefeated Dagestani on fight night.

    Speaking to reporters ahead of the bout, a confident and assertive Poirier said he will finish Khabib by submission or knockout, something which none of Nurmagomedov’s previous opponents have ever come close to achieving.

    “I keep going back and forth,” the interim…


    Dustin Poirier oozing with confidence ahead of UFC 242: ‘I’m going to finish Khabib Nurmagomedov’
     
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    I don't know man. A lot of people thought they were going to beat Khabib, and they got mauled. Let alone finishing him? I will have to see it to believe it.
     
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    He had better be drilling footwork and cutting angles to keep his back off of the fence. If he can stay on his feet for the majority of the first 2 rounds then he has a chance. If Khabib-smeshes him early then Dustin will fold.
     
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    Wow .. just wow. We are going to ignore this now ? Yup just as I thought . Clowns be clowns doing clown things . "Yeah let me juggle the potatas salads " yeah sure buddy . That's yours truly hero is it ? Pathetic



    Diaz 1,2,5 Condit ran and threw baby leg kicks .
     
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    Wut?
     
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    Fackin Bennies ding dang but don’t wing the wang

    Agreed
     
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    If he isn't oozing with confidence he has no shot
    Good for him...he needs to harness his momentum and confidence to beat Khabib

    It is possible...Dustin has a ton of skills

    My money is on the Smesher though
     
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    Seconded.
    WUT!
     
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    Only the ref could save Shish Khabib. Sad!
     
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    Dustin is a great dude, but he is likely to get smooshed like everyone else.
     
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    I think the last time MMA fans were confident that Dustin would win was when he fought Jim Miller at UFC 208. Since then he's beat Alvarez (NC), Pettis, Gatchee, Alvarez and Holloway. His odds history isn't so bad but iirc he's been counted out too many times.


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    I had no idea he was a comedian. He does remember getting completely destroyed by Coner right?
     
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    Can you repost this in English?
     
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    *shmeshed*

    Another misspelling and you’re pinked
     
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    Dustin sounds confident like he did before he fought Conor. Almost a delusional sense of confidence like he's trying to convince himself.
     
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    Dustin was oozing with confidence before this fight as well

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    If I recall correctly, Johnson landed a beautiful overhand right on Khabib, made him stumble back a bit - was shock to see this.
    Johnson has extremely under-rated speed and power.
    That said, think Porier has the challenge of his life coming up - good luck to both of em
     
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    I think most people don't realise just how much growing DP has done in the last few years. Always been a hard worker and methodical in evolution. I can honestly say he has the best chance anyone has against Khabib at this time, all Khabib has to do is injure a leg or an arm and the fight looks very different from the past.
     
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    Willthiswork I'd rather have 4 quarters than 100 pennies.

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    Yep.
     
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    Don’t hurt your elbow patting yourself on the back, shitbird.
     
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