UFC 291 saw Dustin Poirier get cracked with a brutal knockout at the hands of Justin Gaethje. Ever since his fight, Poirier has taken the loss like a champion and been a class act about it. However, losing the BMF title is still a hard pill to swallow as the 34-year-old believed the title would have cemented his legacy.
During his interview with Ariel Helwani, Poirier also revealed that the BMF belt would have made him a real nominee to get inducted into the Hall OF Fame. Ariel, however, comforted Dustin and revealed the BMF title did not mean much to his legacy. He added that Poirier has accomplished a lot in the sport which is why he is in the Hall Of Fame already.
But, this opinion did not sit right with Poirier’s former opponent Conor McGregor. McGregor took to Twitter and elaborately ridiculed Dustin’s legacy and shut down talks of the Diamond’s Hall Of Fame induction.
“LW division Hall of Fame at best. Failed at FW, 0-3 LW titles with a few wins. Colby, not a peep out of him after all was said, bottled Nate also, that’s his 170 run. 0. A LW Hall of Famer at best, the Hall of Fame needs tightening like vice grips,” replied Conor McGregor.
With Dustin having wins over great fighters, including two wins over McGregor, he might still be nominated into the Hall Of Fame. However, Poirier is questioning his future in the fight game. The diamond has made a ton of money through his fights and might consider retiring after his loss.
Daniel Cormier hopes Dustin Poirier keeps fighting after his loss to Justin Gaethje
After a devastating loss at UFC 291, former interim lightweight champion Dustin Poirier is not sure of his next step. The Diamond believes he lost to someone who he was better than, which is why the loss is harder to come around. With a win over Justin Gaethje, Poirier was looking forward to contesting for the lightweight title as well.
However, after the loss, Dustin Poirier revealed that he will have to take some time and think about his next move. While Poirier is yet to talk about his retirement, his interviews do happen to have undertones about it. This is why former double champ and UFC color commentator Daniel Cormier is worried if Poirier ever fights again.
Both fighters come from the city of Lafayette, Louisiana which is why it was hard for Cormier to watch Dustin get rocked at UFC 291. With Poirier not interested in fighting rising contenders, DC hopes that The diamond continues fighting.
“I will be very interested to see what Dustin Poirier’s approach is now because I don’t think that Dustin Poirier is a guy that’s going to stick around just for the sake of fighting. I understand he likes money, but he’s already made a ton of it. Dustin Poirier wants to be a champion, I don’t know what the future looks like for him. I hope he doesn’t walk away,” expressed Cormier on his youtube channel.
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