Dustin Poirier insists he is NOT considering retiring after UFC 269 and believes a move to welterweight could be the next in his career.
“The Diamond” will face Charles Oliveira for the lightweight title on December 11 after a spectacular run in 2021.
Poirier avenged his 2014 loss to Conor McGregor at UFC 257 with a stunning knockout on Fight Island, then concluded the trilogy with a win at UFC 264 in July.
The UFC duly rewarded the fighting veteran with an undisputed lightweight title shot against Oliveira, a man who also had to bide his time for championship gold.
Although he has previously admitted that he would have “done everything” if he had won the undisputed lightweight title, Poirier insists he has no plans to stop it if he hears. finally Bruce Buffer say: “And new …”.
“No, I am not retiring,” said Poirieraddicted to mma. “I’m 32, man. I feel good. You see the way I move here today.
“I’m feeling good. I’m having fun. If anything, I’ll go up. I’ll probably go to 170, if anything
“But no, honestly my goal isn’t to try and have the most successful title defenses. I do not know.
“We’ll see. One day at a time. I can’t watch, none of this is even a reality until December 11, and I raise my hand.
“I have to do this before we can even get into these conversations because I don’t know what the next step is.
“I live my life day to day, man; a quarter of a mile at a time.
UFC lightweight ranking
Poirier hopes to clinch gold at the UFC on December 11 …
Charles Oliveira ©
- Dustin Poirier
- Justin gaethje
- Beneil dariush
- Islam Makhachev
- Michael chandler
- Rafael Dos Anjos
- Tony Ferguson
- Dan Hooker
- Conor McGregor
- Gregor gillespie
While a fourth fight is unlikely to be sanctioned between Poirier and McGregor after two decisive wins this year, it effectively rules out “The Notorious” as his next potential opponent.
Still recovering from the broken leg suffered in July against Poirier, McGregor insists he’s coming for whoever holds the belt in the 155-pound division, despite being ranked ninth.