Dustin Poirier: A lot of fighters are cutting way too much weight

Just over four years ago, Dustin Poirier made the same decision so many fighters make when trying to gain a competitive advantage over potential opponents. While he had fought most of his career at 155-pounds as he transitioned to the UFC, Poirier believed his best shot at success was to be a massive featherweight instead of an average sized lightweight. The gamble paid off as Poirier...
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UFC Fight Night 63 Fight Card

UFC Fight Night 63 takes place this coming Saturday night in Virginia and we’ve got the full fight card for you below. Headlining the event is a clash of top featherweight contenders as the No.1 ranked Chad Mendes faces the No.4 placed Ricardo Lamas. In the co-main event both Jorge Masvidal and Al Iaquinta will be looking to protect three-fight winning streaks that have left them...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC 189: Conor McGregor vs. Jose Aldo set for July

Jason da Silva-USA TODAY Sports Heading into this week, fight fans knew that if there was one thing that could temporarily steal the spotlight from Anderson Silva’s return, it was news related to the upcoming showdown between featherweight king Jose Aldo and 145-pound superstar Conor McGregor. On Friday, that’s exactly what happened when the world of MMA momentarily turned...
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January 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Dustin Poirier plans move back to lightweight

Dustin Poirier (16-4) was an excellent UFC lightweight when he decided to move down to featherweight. Now, as a top featherweight, Poirier has decided to move back up to lightweight. The reason? Well, according to Poirier, the cut down to 145 pounds has made him miserable. Judging by what we see in this video posted by Poirier, we believe him. The video shows a ripped Poirier stepping...
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December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Jimy Hettes Battles Diego Brandao at UFC 183

On Tuesday, a featherweight tilt between Jimy Hettes (pictured) and Diego Brandao was added to UFC 183. UFC officials announced the scrap via Twitter. The January 31 event takes place at a yet-to-be determined venue in Las Vegas, Nevada. Both 145-pounders are looking to bounce back from losses – Brandao is coming back from two straight defeats. After kicking off his professional...
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November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Conor McGregor is looking to pick a fight before his title shot

When Conor McGregor travels to Brazil next weekend to take in the featherweight title bout between Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes, he’ll likely be given just as much media attention as the title fight itself. I am looking forward to going to Brazil this week to see the Number 1 contender fight between Aldo and Mendes. Who gets to face the KING? — Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA...
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October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

The Korean Zombie Set To Be Out For Two Years Due To Military Service

Sadly we won’t be seeing Chan Sung Jung, better known as ‘The Korean Zombie’, in the Octagon any time soon as the UFC featherweight fighter has been called up to undertake his mandatory two year military service in his native South Korea. The 27 year-old Jung has already been out for over a year after suffering a dislocated shoulder in the fourth round of his title fight with...
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October 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Green Light for Conor McGregor

UFC 178 solidified the status of MMA’s newest and perhaps brightest young star, Conor Mcgregor. The 26-year-old Irish born featherweight stopped the No. 5 ranked Dustin Poirier at 1:45 of the first round by TKO. The stoppage occurred after a McGregor left hook grazed behind the ear of Poirier and sent him falling to the mat. A few follow up strikes later and the referee stepped...
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October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Conor McGregor Wants To Fight Diego Sanchez, But Dana White Says No

Hot on the heels of his first round TKO of Dustin Poirier this past weekend at UFC 178, Irish sensation Conor McGregor made a surprise announcement that he would be fighting Diego Sanchez at UFC 180 in Mexico on November 15th. “I am fighting @DiegoSanchezUFC in Mexico, November 15th,” McGregor wrote on Twitter last night. “He spoke a big game. Now he will pay with his career...
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October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Dustin Poirier ‘heartbroken’ following UFC 178 loss to Conor McGregor

Although UFC Flyweight champion Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson defended his title in style in the main event of the mammoth UFC 178 card this past weekend, the highlight storyline of the event came from Conor McGregor’s incredible dispatching of No. 5 ranked Featherweight Dustin “The Diamond” Poirier. McGregor and Poirier went back and forth quite a bit during fight...
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September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night 53 Fight Card

The UFC returns to Stockholm, Sweden this coming Saturday for UFC Fight Night 53 and we’ve got the full line-up for you below. Headlining the show is unbeaten Icelandic star Gunnar Nelson who’s looking for his fifth straight UFC victory against Rick Story, a fighter trying to find consistency after failing to string two victories in a row together over the past three years. In...
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September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

The Soundtrack to UFC 178: Johnson vs. Cariaso - the walkout songs

UFC 178 will go down as one of the most highly anticipated cards of the year and as it turns out almost every, single fight delivered.  From Conor McGregor calling his first round finish over No. 5 ranked Dustin Poirier to Dominick Cruz and Cat Zingano both making triumphant comebacks from injury, this was a show with storybook ending written all over it. The fighters from UFC 178...
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September 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Conor McGregor TKO’s Dustin Poirier at UFC 178 (Video Highlights)

If you look up “walk the walk, and talk the talk” in the dictionary, you’ll likely see a picture of Conor McGregor (pictured) flashing his million-dollar smile while donning a three-piece suit. McGregor told the MMA world that he was going to knock Dustin Poirier out in the opening round of their highly-anticipated shootout, and that’s exactly what the chatty Irishman did...
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September 28, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC 178 Bonus Awards

Following last night’s UFC 178 event in Las Vegas the recipients of the evening’s $50,000 fighter bonus awards were announced. Earning ‘Fight Of The Night’ honors was the jaw-dropping middleweight battle between Tim Kennedy and Yoel Romero which saw Romero on the very of being finished late in the second round, before then going on to finish Kennedy by TKO early in the third...
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September 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Conor McGregor surrounded by 'rookies and has-beens' at featherweight

It was hard to ignore the main event feel when Conor McGregor walked towards the Octagon on Saturday night for his fight against Dustin Poirier.  He received the full headline treatment with cameras following him from the back all the way out to the cage.  He got the stare down with Poirier that's typically reserved for main events or at least co-main events.  And at the post...
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September 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Conor McGregor calls his shot, puts away Dustin Poirier in first round

LAS VEGAS -- There was a main event feel when Irish superstar Conor McGregor entered the Octagon on Saturday night and he wasted no time making short work of Dustin Poirier before calling for a featherweight title shot. For all the bad blood leading up to the fight, neither McGregor or Poirier came out of the gates with an emotional response instead opting for a tactical attack as...
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September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Conor McGregor KO’s Dustin Poirier In The First Round At UFC 178 (GIF)

Image courtesy of mmasucka.com Conor McGregor told everyone that he was going to knock out Dustin Poirier in the first round at UFC 178. AND HE DID! McGregor caught Poirier with a questionable punch that landed behind the ear of Poirier, which stunned him, and then ended the fight with a flurry of punches. McGregor is one of the most popular fighters in the UFC, you can see why...
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September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Conor McGregor TKO’s Dustin Poirier In Under Two Minutes At UFC 178

Conor McGregor was true to his word – he finished Dustin Poirier in the first round of UFC 178 tonight to potentially set up a future featherweight title shot. Round One: McGregor with a hook kick to the head that just misses. McGregor with another fancy kick but losing his footing. Poirier with a couple of leg kicks as he moves around the outside. mcGergor bails out of a spinning...
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September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

‘UFC 178: Johnson vs. Cariaso’ Complete Betting Odds

I’m perfectly aware Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor (pictured) are not tonight’s featured attraction. In fact, the featherweights aren’t even UFC 178‘s co-main event. However, I can’t remember another fight that was third-to-top billing that received so much attention. I’ve been eyeing this particular line like a hawk ever since the Gambling Gods released them. McGregor...
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September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC 178 Embedded Episode 5 Video

UFC 178 embedded episode 5 is up and features more footage from the likes of Cat Zingano, Donald Cerrone, Anthony Johnson, Chris Cariaso, Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor. —
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September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC Embedded catches 'Cowboy' Cerrone's pre-fight activities

On episode #4 of UFC 178 Embedded, Fight Week in Las Vegas is in full swing as the fighters juggle media duties, training and relaxing. Debuting lightweight Eddie Alvarez gets his bearings inside the heart of the MGM Grand Garden Arena, while his opponent Donald Cerrone prefers to get away from it all by staying at an RV park. Featherweight Dustin Poirier window-shops in the dessert...
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September 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch A 40 Minute Interview With Conor McGregor Prior To UFC 178

Conor McGregor held court with the media yesterday prior to his fight with Dustin Poirier this weekend at UFC 178 and you can watch the full 40 minute interview below. —
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September 26, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC 178 Emedded Episode 4 Video

Check out UFC 178 Embedded episode 4 featuring more behind the scenes footage from the likes of Donald Cerrone, Eddie Alvarez, Demetrious Johnson, Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor. —
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September 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Conor McGregor: No denying a title shot after finishing Dustin Poirier

Conor McGregor will fight a top 10 opponent for the first time in his UFC career this weekend as he takes on No. 5 ranked featherweight Dustin Poirier, but with a win the brash Irishman anticipates nothing less than a title fight for his next trip to the Octagon. In the last year and a half, McGregor has gone from an unknown prospect to a legitimate superstar and he's positive that...
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September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC 178: Conor McGregor confident he will KO Dustin Poirier in first round

UFC 178 may be headlined this weekend by the Flyweight title fight between Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson and Chris Cariaso, but the fight that has everyone talking is undoubtedly the Featherweight tilt pinning Iris phenom Conor McGregor against the UFC veteran Dustin Poirier. Poirier and McGregor have been jawing back and forth leading up to their pay-per-view bout this...
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September 25, 2014  |  Discuss
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