Dustin Poirier wants to box before he retires from the UFC

Dustin Poirier shares his thoughts on boxing once before retiring.

by Aryan Lakhani
Dustin Poirier wants to box before he retires from the UFC
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Dustin Poirier has had a phenomenal career so far, and according to him, he will participate in a few more matches before he calls it quits forever. Interestingly, Poirier started his training as a boxer and was really fond of the sport.

However, after slight adjustments made in the training sessions, Poirier made a permanent shift into the world of MMA and never looked back. Poirier wishes to participate in a boxing match before he retires but cannot foresee it happening.Never say never; anything can happen!

Dustin Poirier on boxing

Recently on The MMA Hour, Dustin Poirier reflected on his earlier phase of training as a boxer. “Boxing? I would like to before it’s all done, but I don’t think it’s ever going to happen,” Poirier said, as quoted by mmafighting.com.

“I think I have like 5-6 more fights left on my contract with the UFC. I would like to. The first time I ever put on a pair of gloves they were boxing gloves. I thought I was going to be a boxer. I loved combat sports. I loved boxing first.

I would watch fights and I would be inspired by it, and I knew whatever those guys were showing in there, fighting through the blood and the grit, kept pushing forward, whatever that was, I knew I had it. I knew I had that.

Poirier further said: “I knew about cage fighting. Me and my dad used to watch VHS tapes from mom and pop video stores back in the day. Of course I knew about cage fighting, and I had wrestled a little bit when I was younger, didn’t know anything about jiu-jitsu, but when I met those guys in the boxing gym and they started telling me where they trained and did kickboxing and jiu-jitsu, that next weekend I was at their gym and never came back”.

Dustin Poirier