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Joseph Duffy moving past the moniker as the last guy to beat Conor McGregor

When Irish lightweight Joseph Duffy joined the UFC roster earlier this year there was no escaping the moniker of being the last fighter to defeat Conor McGregor. Despite the win happening five years ago, Duffy heard a non-stop string of questions about McGregor ahead of his debut and even though he beat the outspoken interim featherweight champion, it still sounded like he was somehow...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Dustin Poirier Vs Joseph Duffy Headlines UFC Fight Night 77 In Dublin

The UFC will return to Dublin, Ireland on October 24th for UFC Fight Night 77 and this time it won’t be Conor McGregor who fronts the show, but instead the last man to defeat him, Joseph Duffy. Duffy is best known for having submitted McGregor by an arm triangle in the Cage Warriors promotion back in 2010, but there’s more to the 27 year-old than that as he’s compiled a 14...
Via Fight Of The Night
July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night 77: Poirier vs. Duffy

UFC Fight Night 77: Poirier vs. Duffy When: October 24, 2015 Where: 3Arena in Dublin, Ireland How: TBD Who: Joseph Duffy vs. Dustin Poirier
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July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Joseph Duffy vs. Dustin Poirier Headlines UFC Fight Night 77 In Dublin

The last time Dustin Poirier (pictured) fought an Irishman, things didn’t end so well for him in a TKO defeat to Conor McGregor. Now Poirier is going to have to fight the last man to beat McGregor. On Wednesday, it was announced Poirier will co-headline UFC Fight Night 77 opposite Joseph Duffy. The October 24 event takes place inside 3Arena in Dublin, Ireland. Since losing to...
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July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Dustin Poirier vs. Joseph Duffy headlines the UFC's return to Ireland

The UFC's return to Dublin on October 24 now has a main event as lightweight contender Dustin Poirier will meet local favorite Joseph Duffy in the five round headliner from Ireland. Duffy made the announcement on Irish television early Wednesday morning. Poirier will look for his third straight win since moving back up to the lightweight division following a long run as a 145 pounder...
Via Fox Sports
July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night 68 Video Highlights

UFC Fight Night 68 provided an evening full of exciting finishes and you can watch highlights from all the main card bouts below courtesy of FOX Sports 1. — Dan Henderson Vs Tim Boetsch: Matt Mitrione Vs Ben Rothwell: Dustin Poirier Vs Yancy Medeiros: Joe Soto Vs Anthony Birchak: Francisco Rivera Vs Alex Caceras:
Via Fight Of The Night
June 07, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night 68 Bonus Awards

Following last night’s UFC Fight Night 68 event in New Orleans the recipients of the evenings $50,000 fighter bonus awards were announced. Earning ‘Fight Of The Night’ honors was in fact the only scrap on the main card to go beyond the first round between Brian Ortega and Thiago Tavares. It was an entertaining and competitive battle that had a bit of everything thrown in with...
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June 07, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night 68: Live post-fight press conference + bonus report

The following 4 fighters earned an extra $50K in performance bonuses: • Fight of the Night: Brian Ortega vs. Thiago Tavares • Performance of the Night: Dustin Poirier & Shawn Jordan
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June 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Dustin Poirier pours on punishment to finish Yancy Medeiros in first round

Dustin Poirier wanted to make his home state of Louisiana proud and he accomplished that and then some with a first round drubbing of Yancy Medeiros in New Orleans. Poirier has talked at length since making the move from featherweight to lightweight how much better his body feels and he's shown that in a big way through his first two fights at 155 pounds. Following a stunning TKO...
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June 06, 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 wants to crack to top 10 at lightweight by end of the year

Following a strong run at featherweight, Dustin Poirier returned to the lightweight division for his last fight and made an immediate impact in the division. Poirier needed less than a round to dispatch of Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt Carlos Diego Ferreira while looking as strong and versatile as he's looked since joining the UFC roster. While Poirier was knocking on the door of...
Via Fox Sports
June 04, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night 68 Fight Card

The UFC is back at it again this coming Saturday night with UFC Fight Night 68 from New Orleans and we’ve got the full card for you below. Headlining the show is a middleweight encounter between Dan Henderson, who at the age of 44 has just one win in his last six fights, and Tim Boetsch who’s not been faring much better with a 2-4 recent record. In the co-main event we’ve got...
Via Fight Of The Night
June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Dustin Poirier Vs Yancy Medeiros Goes Down At UFC Fight Night 68

A lightweight encounter between Dustin Poirier Vs Yancy Medeiros will take place at UFC Fight Night 68 in New Orleans on June 6th. It’s a quick turnaround for Poirier who is only days removed from a successful move back up to the lightweight division, producing an impressive KO finish against Carlos Diego Ferreira that earned him a ‘Performance Of The Night’ bonus for good...
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April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Dustin Poirier Makes Quick Comeback, Meets Yancy Medeiros at UFC Fight Night 68

Louisiana, your “Diamond” is coming home. After quickly disposing of Carlos Diego Ferreira this past Saturday in his return to lightweight, Dustin Poirier (pictured) requested to make a quick return to the cage in order to perform in front of his hometown. On Tuesday, Poirier was granted his wish. The UFC announced he will battle Yancy Medeiros at UFC Fight Night 68. The June...
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April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night 63: Dustin Poirier vs. Diego Ferreira (Video Highlights)

Dustin Poirier (pictured) decided to head back to the lightweight division after losing to bitter rival Conor McGregor in his last outing. If what Poirier did to Diego Ferreira at UFC Fight Night 63 is any indication, then the UFC’s stellar 155-pound division just got that much deeper. Poirier went through Ferreira like a freight train, easily knocking out the Brazilian in the...
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April 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Mendes, Poirier, Pena and Johnson Earn Bonuses at UFC Fight Night 63

Following “UFC Fight Night: Mendes vs. Lamas,” UFC president Dana White awarded Chad Mendes, Dustin Poirier (pictured), Juliana Pena and Timothy Johnson each an additional $50,000 for their special performances on Saturday. Once again, White decided against handing out a “Fight of the Night” bonus and opted for four “Performance of the Night” checks. Mendes made quick...
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April 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Dustin Poirier returns to lightweight, scores TKO over Diego Ferreira

Dustin Poirier's return to the lightweight division was a rousing success Saturday, in Fairfax as he scored a first round TKO over Diego Ferreira. Both men fought aggressively from the start, letting punches and kicks rip. Eventually, Poirier began to find his mark with his hands in close exchanges, however, and hurt the Brazilian. Several straight lefts and short hooks damaged and...
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April 04, 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: 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...
Via Fox Sports
March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

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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March 30, 2015  |  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...
Via Fox Sports
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

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...
Via The Sports Post
October 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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