Dustin Poirier is challenged by former featherweight champion after defeat at UFC 302

Alexander Volkanovski avoids resorting to provocations and shows interest in facing the North American at the end of the year

Dustin poirier was challenged by A. Volkvanovski. Photo: Reproduction/Instagram

After suffering a heavy defeat in UFC 302 and having demonstrated indecision about the future in MMA, Dustin poirier quickly became the target of Alexander Volkanovsky, which opened the doors to a duel. Respectfully, the former featherweight champion (up to 65,7kg) stated that he was willing to face the North American in the future and assured that it would be a great fight for the sport.

“Maybe depending on what I'm doing, obviously I want to fight at the end of the year. If the timing works out, maybe Dustin and I can have a good fight. I know he wants good, fun fights. I think it would be a huge confrontation, so it's something I'm willing to do”, declared Volkanovski on his official YouTube channel.



With the challenge, Volkanovski demonstrates that he is willing to venture back into the lightweight division (up to 70,3kg) after suffering two defeats in his last appearances in the division. Looking to return to the path of victory, the athlete counted on the support of the fans in an attempt to face the 'Diamond' in the future in the organization.

Alexander Volkanovski is the UFC featherweight champion. Photo: Reproduction/Instagram @alexvolkanovski / Jon Jones

Alexander Volkanovsky is a former UFC featherweight champion. Photo: Reproduction/Instagram @alexvolkanovski

On the other hand, Dustin expressed a lot of doubt about his future after being submitted in the fifth round by Islam makhachev. According to the athlete, the plan is to sit down with his coaches and family to think about the next step to take in his career. In Poirier's view, his next fight needs to make sense for it to actually take place.

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