Daniel Cormier criticizes Dustin Poirier's controversial decision on the eve of UFC 302: 'I don't like it'

The current Ultimate commentator disapproved of 'Diamante's' decision to announce a possible retirement and explained the reasons for his criticism

In the opinion of Daniel Cormier, Dustin poirier should be focused only on the duel with Islam makhachev No. UFC 302. On his YouTube channel, the current Ultimate commentator rejected the rumors raised by 'Diamante' himself about retirement, regardless of this Saturday's result (01).

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“The problem with mentioning retirement is that it becomes the story of the struggle. I hate it, I honestly can't stand it. I can't stand hearing that it's almost over for a guy we all love and love to see when he's inside the Octagon. I also hate it for another reason: I hate the idea that it might be close to the end and he recognizes that. I don't like it because I did it myself, so I'm basically judging myself. I don't love it when athletes set a timeline or an end point for a career that's still ongoing. I don't like that there are so many references to 'my last chance' or 'my last dance', I can't commit to retirement. If you still have any desire to fight, you have to be so involved in this fight that you don't even think about what comes next,” Cormier said.

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In his third defense of the lightweight belt (up to 70,3kg), the champion Islam makhachev faces Dustin poirier in the main fight of UFC 302 which takes place this Saturday (01), in Newark, New Jersey (USA).

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