Dustin Poirier opens doors to retirement after duel against Islam Makhachev at UFC 301

Challenging for the belt at the event on June 1st, Dustin Poirier did not rule out saying goodbye to MMA after the fight

Dustin Poirier in UFC victory. Photo: Reproduction/Instagram/@ufc

Dustin poirier in victory in the UFC. Photo: Reproduction/Instagram/@ufc

Former interim lightweight champion (up to 70,3 kg), Dustin poirier compete for the category's linear title in the main fight of the UFC 301, on June 01st, against Islam makhachev, in what could be his last appearance in the Octagon.

In an interview with the North American channel 'CBS', 'Diamante' indicated that he was contemplating the possibility of retiring from professional MMA after the title fight against the Russian.

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“I’m not going up that hill again. I've been doing this for a long time. It's a very selfish sport. I'm ready to be a father, to be a husband, to be at home in a routine. I wouldn't say I can't do it again. I can do it, but that's it for me. It could be the last. I'm still on the fence, winning or losing. I just want to be happy with my career. If I lose, it's something I have to digest and accept, because that's how life works,” said Poirier.

Just because you're thinking about hanging up your gloves, however, doesn't mean that Dustin poirier have little hope of becoming champion. The 'Diamond' aims to make history and break the record for Charles of the Bronx, who became champion for the first time in his 29th fight in the organization.

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“Of course, I'm trying to look on the bright side, trying to be positive that I'm going to finish this story and become lightweight champion after my 31st fight in the UFC. What a story it would be”, he concluded.

Islam makhachev e Dustin poirier face each other for the lightweight belt in the main fight of the UFC 302, on June 1st, in Newark, New Jersey, in the United States.

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