Dustin Poirier: 'I want top 10 opponents'

Dustin Poirier leaves UFC 195 with a shattered nose, but a crucial victory as he downed top Irish prospect Joseph Duffy while creeping closer and closer to the lightweight top 10.Poirier was on a mission in 2015 to earn a ranking but Duffy's injury in October that delayed their fight pushed back any chance he had to make the top 10 by the end of the year.Poirier certainly made an...
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January 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Yup, Dustin Poirier's nose is definitely broken

Dustin Poirier got a key lightweight win over Joseph Duffy at UFC 195 on Saturday night. But the American Top Team product didn't leave the Octagon unscathed.Poirier posted this photo of his nose, which he says the doctor said was broken in two places, not too long after his brawl with Duffy ended.Poirier reportedly told media backstage after the fight that he knew his nose was broken...
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January 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Dustin Poirier post UFC 195 fight interview (video)

Dustin “The Diamond” Poirier (14-2) put on a show for the early crowd inside of the MGM Grand Garden Arena and exclusively on UFC Fight Pass. The 15-fight UFC vet earned one of the biggest wins of his career against an up and coming 155’er in Joseph Duffy (14-2) – a man who is known to many as the last to beat current UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor. See what Poirier...
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January 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Dustin Poirier: 'I'm never going' back to featherweight

For most of his UFC career, Dustin Poirier was a force to be reckoned with in the featherweight division, consistently hovering around the top five rankings in the weight class and to this day he still marvels at how that ever happened.Quietly behind the scenes before every fight, Poirier's greatest battle was with his own body and the struggle he had getting down to 145-pounds even...
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October 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Dustin Poirier Dismantles Yancy Medeiros In First Round At UFC Fight Night 68

Dustin Poirier was in scintillating form tonight at UFC Fight Night 68 as he dismantled Yancy Medeiros with accurate, powerful punches en-route to a first round TKO victory. Round One: Medeiros with a jab and a leg kick attempt that doesn’t pay off. Medeiros with rangey strikes and Poirier lands a leg kick. Poirier with a right and Mederios drops to the mat. He stands back up...
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June 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Dustin Poirier KO’s Carlos Diego Ferreira At UFC Fight Night 63

Dustin Poirier made an impressive step up to the lightweight division at UFC Fight Night 63 with a first round KO finish against Carlos Diego Ferreira. Round One: Ferreira with a few strikes to start this one, quickly taking the center of the Octagon. Both men quickly get into an exchange of punches in close and then Ferreira drags Poirier to the mat, but only momentarily as...
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April 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Dustin Poirier Defeats Akira Corassani By TKO At The TUF Nations Finale

Akiri Corassani gave a spirited first round performance against Dustin Poirier tonight at the TUF Nations Finale and was giving a good account of himself on the feet, but early in the second ‘The Diamond’ started to turn up the heat and produced a TKO victory. Round One: Corassani throwing a few hard right hooks in the opening minute as Poirier tries to take the center of the...
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April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Dustin Poirier Explains Rage Against Diego Brandao at UFC 168 Weigh-Ins

Note to Self: Never threaten to stab Dustin Poirier (pictured) in the neck. That’s generally my rule of thumb with everyone, but I’ll definitely follow that policy if I ever cross paths with Poirier. According to Poirier, the reason he got in Diego Brandao’s face at Friday’s UFC 168 weigh-ins was because Brandao threatened to stab him in the neck just seconds before they...
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December 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Dustin Poirier exacts revenge on Diego Brandao with TKO win

After his opponent badly missed weight, Dustin Poirier angrily got in his face and promised to make him suffer for the mistake. Mission accomplished. After a back-and-forth first round, Poirier found an extra gear and turned on the offense, battering Diego Brandao for a first-round TKO win. The finish came at 4:54. The ending sequence was starting by a stinging series punctuated...
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December 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Dustin Poirier TKO’s Diego Brandao In The First Round At UFC 168

Dustin Poirier looked impressive tonight as he weathered the early storm in the early stages of his fight with Diego Brandao and then came on strong in the second half of the round to produce a convincing TKO finish. Round One Poirier starts off with a low kick, then Brandao attempts a high kick in return that misses, as does a follow-up punch. Another low kick for Poirier and Brandao...
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December 28, 2013  |  Discuss

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