No retirement! Dustin Poirier is challenged by another former Ultimate champion: 'It would be fantastic'

In his podcast, Kamaru Usman praised 'Diamante' and was open to a possible duel in the near future

I. Makhachev and D. Poirier faced each other in the UFC 302 (Photo: Playback / Instagram)

If after defeat to Islam makhachev No. UFC 302, Dustin poirier left open the possibility of retiring, the former interim lightweight champion (up to 70,3kg) was challenged once again by a big name in the organization. On his podcast 'Pound4Pound', the former welterweight king (up to 77,1kg) Kamaru Usman He was open to a confrontation with the 'Diamond', if he wanted to move up a category.

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“I’m not throwing my hat in by any means but if he wants to move up, it’ll be a fun fight. I'm not saying I'm accepting the fight, but I always put my mind to it. If I could ever compete with a guy like Dustin poirier, it would be fantastic,” said Usman.

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In the main fight UFC 302, held last Saturday (01), Dustin poirier delivered a good performance against the champion Islam makhachev, but was unable to overcome the Russian and was submitted in the fifth round. It was 'Diamante's third defeat in title fights in the organization.

Welterweight champion from 2019 to 2022, Kamaru Usman He is going through a delicate moment in his career where, for the first time, he has a record of three consecutive defeats. At 37 years old, the 'Nigerian Nightmare' has an MMA record of 20 triumphs and just four setbacks.

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