Justin Gaethje reacts to Dustin Poirier vs Benoit Saint-Denis

Justin Gaethje explains why Dustin Poirier vs Benoit Saint-Denis is a good match up.

by Aryan Lakhani
Justin Gaethje reacts to Dustin Poirier vs Benoit Saint-Denis
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Benoit Saint-Denis made a lot of noise in the UFC and has finally been rewarded with one of the best matches of his career; his fight with Dustin Poirier was recently announced, and it has created a lot of excitement. Both fighters will meet in the cage at UFC 299, which is scheduled to take place on 9th March.

A crucial fight in the lightweight division that could potentially decide if the winner will fight the winner of Justin Gaethje vs Max Holloway. Justin Gaethje believes it’s Benoit Saint-Denis vs Dustin Poirier is a great match-up.

He won’t be surprised to see Saint-Denis getting his hands raised. Gaethje recognizes the time when Saint-Denis called him out, but for now, he’s not interested in fighting him.

Justin Gaethje on Dustin Poirier vs Benoit Saint-Denis

In a recent interview with Kevin Iole, Justin Gaethje shared his thoughts on the upcoming match between Dustin Poirier and Benoit Saint-Denis.

“It’s such a crazy sport,” Gaethje said, as quoted by mmajunkie.usatoday.com. “I think luck, and chance is a factor. I’m not sure how big of a factor, so I absolutely believe that he (Saint-Denis) could (win).

His skill is up there. It’s a very similar situation to when I fought Fiziev. A young up-and-comer, obviously full of confidence, full of hunger, not sleeping on silk sheets yet. Poirier is, I was, and these guys are dangerous.

They’re young, they’re hungry, they’re confident, they got crazy skills. Fighting is a dangerous game, and chance is a factor. Benoit didn’t come out of nowhere, but he’s just starting to fight these big fights, I love that he was calling me out, and I think Dustin Poirier is the perfect fight. That’s who he should have been calling out, and that’s the fight he should be taking”.

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