White: Poirier ‘absolutely’ in the running to fight Khabib next

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    UFC lightweight contender Dustin Poirier engaged in another classic, this time knocking out Justin Gaethje in Saturday’s unforgettable UFC on FOX 29 main event. The fourth-round stoppage marked Poirier’s sixth win in his last eight fights, and “The Diamond” made it clear that he wants to fight current champion Khabib Nurmagomedov in his next fight.

    “I’ve paid my dues,” Poirier said in the FS2 post-fight show (via MMAjunkie). “I’ve put nothing but hard work in. I’ve been close to the mountaintop and I’ve been knocked down. I’ve shown resilience and fortitude and I’ve done it over and over again to put myself back in the position I’m in, and I’m…


    Dana White: Dustin Poirier ‘absolutely’ in the running to fight Khabib Nurmagomedov next
     
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    Translation: We're making Khabib vs Conor
     
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    I definitely wouldn't be mad if Poirier got it. Love watching him fight. But like Wild said, it'll probably go to the guy in my new profile pic...
     
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    in the running =/= what we want to do.

    total bs. poirier would be great for the division. he's actually abe to fight 3 times a year!!
     
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    The Irish guy's hand would be shaking so badly the contract wouldn't pass the NSAC and ruled invalid.
     
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    Other people in the running for pretty much any UFC title...

    That division's #7 ranked fighter

    That division's #16 ranked fighter

    The octagon camera operator

    The people sitting in section 101 row 10 seats 8-15

    The equipment manager for the city's minor league baseball team

    The late great R. Lee Ermey

    Mrs. Beader's 4th grade class

    Any linemen from the 72 Dolphins.


    UFC titles and who gets the shot don't mean shit anymore.
     
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    Dana White? :cheers:
     
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    I like it.

    I thought Portier was obviously winning vs. Eddie before the foul so I got no problem with him jumping past Eddie.

    With Ferg & Conor out... that leaves us only with Lee as another possibility. His wrestling makes it pretty interesting. He gotta get by Barboza first, but if he gets that win... then he could make a claim for the title. I don't really count the Chiesa win very highly though cause it was an early stoppage.... & so his only big win would be vs Barboza... so I think Portier has a more legit claim. Lee's big mouth will have the UFC seeing dollar signs as apposed to the mutual respect we'll likely get from Portier vs. Khabib though, so they might just pick Lee.
     
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    WHAT THE FUCK HE DIED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Just last night, jesus. RIP to the best Drill Sargent ever!!!
     
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    Poirier vs Ferguson for the kind of sort of interim belt.
     
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