Dustin Poirier looks forward to fighting in the UFC 300 card

Dustin Poirier explains why he wants to fight in the UFC 300 card.

by Aryan Lakhani
Dustin Poirier looks forward to fighting in the UFC 300 card
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Dustin Poirier has yet to make a return after facing a tough loss against Justin Gaethje. Poirier seems to be quite keen about participating in the UFC 300 event. At this stage, a trilogy with Justin Gaethje makes a lot of sense, and perhaps the winner of that gets the next title shot.

Poirier is clear about not fighting until UFC 400; he missed UFC 200, which is why it would mean a lot to him if he was added to the UFC 300 card. This upcoming event is expected to take place in April 2024, and it is definitely going to be stacked with the best fights.

Dustin Poirier on fighting in the UFC 300 card

Recently, on The MMA Hour, Dustin Poirier shared his thoughts on fighting under the UFC 300 card and also spoke about competing at 170. “I think it would be cool,” Poirier said, as quoted by mmafighting.com.

“Like I’ve said in all these interviews, I’m probably not going to be fight at [UFC] 400, I missed 200 — 300 would be awesome to have on the résumé. I sat down with the UFC, we talked about it, and they’re kind of on the same page as me.

If we can get the right opponent that makes sense for a big fight, then we can do it. A fight that guarantees me a title fight, or a really big fight, something that I’m super excited about doing. That’s all I want”.

Poirier on fighting at 170

“We kind of discussed my weight, I think I was 172 pounds sitting in the office. I’m just too small for 170. People don’t understand the fight game and the weight cutting and how big these guys are.

You can’t weight 172-173 pounds walking around, skip breakfast, weigh in, and then fight the next day at 173 pounds. These guys are going to be 195. People don’t understand. At the top level, you give 20 pounds to somebody, it’s just not good”.

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