Conor McGregor To Fight Dustin Poirier At UFC 178

Man of the moment Conor McGregor is set to go right back into training camp after his victory this past weekend in his native Ireland, with Dustin Poirier announced as his next opponent at the UFC 178 event on September 27th in Las Vegas. McGregor went some way to earning the hype surrounding him on Saturday when he took out former TUF winner Diego Brandao inside of a round by TKO...
Via Fight Of The Night
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Pre-sale event poster for UFC 178 released; Poirier vs. McGregor set for co-main event

Sorry Kings of Leon. The Nashville based rock band was originally slated to play the MGM Grand Garden arena as a stop on their 2014 Mechanical Bull Tour on Saturday September 27th. Unfortunately for them, big fights take precedence over everything else in Las Vegas. The particular fight in question pits the longest reigning champion in the UFC today, Jon Jones, against his toughest...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier Set For UFC 178

Conor McGregor wanted to face Dustin Poirier and Poirier wanted to face McGregor. The UFC made their wishes come true. UFC officials announced that McGregor will battle Poirier at UFC 178. McGregor competed this past Saturday at UFC Fight Night 46 defeating Diego Brandao by first round stoppage. Poirier last fought at The Ultimate Fighter Nations Finale in April defeating Akira Corassani...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Conor McGregor: The Once and Future King, Aka the McGregor-nator

Conor McGregor was the biggest star of UFC Fight Night 46 in Dublin and lived up to the hype by delivering a first round finish. This performance had many fans excited and talking title shots in two different weight classes (there might have been some alcohol involved in some of those discussions). Immediately after the fight inside of the octagon he was already talking about soccer...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Conor McGregor Makes Quick Return, Fights Dustin Poirier at UFC 178

They both wanted it, and Tuesday the UFC granted the featherweights their wish. Conor McGregor (pictured) will face Dustin Poirier at UFC 178. The beef between the two has been burning white hot since McGregor posted Saturday’s first round TKO victory over Diego Brandao. Poirier, much like many other 145-pounders, doesn’t like the perceived (clear) favoritism UFC brass has shown...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Conor McGregor Wants Dustin Poirier At UFC 178

Conor McGregor admitted he would welcome a fight with Dustin Poirier at UFC 178 after his spectacular TKO win over Diego Brandao at UFC Dublin. Mandatory Credit: ufc.com Conor McGregor delivered on his promise of knocking out Diego Brandao in the first round at UFC Dublin. After the impressive victory, Dustin Poirier called out the Notorious on Twitter, eyeing up a bout with the...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Dustin Poirier Graces The Cover Of Fight Magazine

American Top Team featherweight Dustin Poirier is on a three fight winning streak and a raising star in the UFC.  It is rumored that Poirier could face Conor McGregor next if the Irish fighter is able to get by fellow ATT featherweight Cole Miller in July.  Big things to come from The Diamond and it is nice to see him getting recognized for all of his hard work. Cub Swanson hits...
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May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

TUF Nations Finale Bonus Awards

Following last night’s TUF Nations Finale in Canada the recipients of the evening’s $50,000 bonus awards were announced. ‘Fight Of The Night’ honors were handed to main card openers Dustin Poirier and Akira Corassani for their hard hitting featherweight encounter. The first ‘Performance Of The Night’ bonus went to KJ Noons for his swift and spectacular KO victory over...
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April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

‘The Ultimate Fighter Nations Finale’ Fight Bonuses

After a night of MMA action, UFC president Dana White awarded Dustin Poirier (pictured), Akira Corrasani, K.J. Noons and Ryan Jimmo each an additional $50,000 for their special performances Wednesday night at “The Ultimate Fighter Nations Finale.” Poirier and Corrasani were only in the cage together for five minutes and 42 seconds, but their shootout was good enough to score...
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April 16, 2014  |  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

TUF Nations Finale ‘Bisping vs. Kennedy’ weigh-in video and results

Before you put your hard earned money down at the sports book or on Kountermove, get one final look at the fighters involved on tomorrows Quebec City card as they step onto the scale in the video below to make things official. Main Card (FS1 – 7 p.m. ET) • Middleweight 5 Round Main Event: Michael Bisping (186) vs. Tim Kennedy (186) • Welterweight TUF Nations Coaches Fight...
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April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

The Kountermove Eight for the TUF Nations Finale

What is the Kountermove Eight you might be asking?  It is the place where you can find the eight keys to helping your Kountermove teams for UFC events.  It will contain the fighters to avoid, and the ones you must have on your teams. 1.  You should always be playing in the Crooklyn tournament on the Kountermove site.  For only $10 there is always a big payout for first.  This...
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April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Dustin Poirier Is Ready Just One Week Out

25 year old featherweight stud Dustin Poirier is set to take on TUF veteran Akira Corassani on April 16th and looks to be ready to go. Good fight for Poirier as although Akira is very dangerous The Diamond is arguably a bit more well-rounded than the striker Corassani. Important fight as an impressive victory will make it three in a row and will be a big step towards the belt and...
Via Tito Couture
April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Dustin Poirier Drains His Cauliflower Ear

The Diamond ladies and gentleman! Watch all fighter video blogs at Intravid.com Brad Pickett looking ripped after his run
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March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Dustin Poirier With His Wife

One of the UFC’s most exciting fighters spends some time with his lovely lady! Dustin Poirier turns 25 Dustin Poirier does a Brad Pickett impression???
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January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Dustin Poirier Out Still Enjoying His Victory At UFC 168

Good to see the Diamond enjoying his well-deserved victory on December 28th. It may be the angle of the camera but Dustin looks like he has packed on some serious lbs since the fight… The Diamond finishes up training at American Top Team The Diamond travels to Manchester
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January 04, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC 168 Rewind: Poirier shines against Brandao

What more motivation do you need when your opponent comes in eight pounds overweight for one of the most important fights of your career? How about when that same man confronts you before you weigh-in and threatens to cut your neck? Well, a threat is a threat, I suppose. What we did learn in the end is that when you put Dustin Poirier and Diego Brandao inside of a cage on a Saturday...
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December 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Brando Threatened To Stab Poirier In Neck

So, it turns out Dustin Poirier wasn’t heated that Diego Brando failed to miss weight leading up to their fight this weekend at UFC 168. The reason for Poirier’s passion and anger is that during the weigh-ins, is because Brando pulled a bone-headed move and threatened to stab Poirier in the neck. “I was so [...]
Via Fight Geeks
December 29, 2013  |  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...
Via Fox Sports
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

Despite two tries, Diego Brandao misses weight badly for UFC 168

Diego Brandao stepped on the scale with exhilaration on his face. His arms were outstretched, his face was calm, a common reaction after days of cutting weight. He was finished with the torture. But then Nevada state athletic commission executive director Keith Kizer read off the number. "One-fifty-three," he said. In a blink, Brandao's face wore confusion, as if...
Via Fox Sports
December 28, 2013  |  Discuss

The Diamond Finishes Up Training At American Top Team

Top Featherweight Dustin Poirier snaps a picture in Florida after training. Poirier is getting ready to face Team Jackson/Winklejohn’s Diego Brandao and I expect an absolute war! The Diamond travels to Manchester Eric Koch gets himself some loving
Via Tito Couture
November 12, 2013  |  Discuss

The Diamond Travels To Manchester

UFC featherweight Dustin Poirier travels to Manchester, England to take in UFC Fight Night 30 and its fight week.  Dustin recently defeated fellow raising star Erik Koch at UFC 164 in Milwaukee and will be taking on the always dangerous Diego Brandao at UFC 168 in December.  Win, lose, or draw, Poirier always brings it and that is why he has become such a fan favorite. Erik **...
Via Tito Couture
October 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Dustin Poirier Gets Put In a Choke Hold By a Fan

Considering how much of a competitor Dustin is I am surprised he let her get this position on him! Good to see Poirier in good spirits enjoying some time with fans as he certainly has plenty of them! Dustin Poirier vs Diego Brandao sounds like a fight of the night to me Dustin Poirier: Chasing The Title
Via Tito Couture
October 21, 2013  |  Discuss
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