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Daniel Cormier shares what Justin Gaethje can be taught from Dustin Poirier when plotting his post-UFC 300 comeback

Daniel Cormier feels Dustin Poirier’s current knockout in his UFC comeback exhibits that Justin Gaethje isn’t out of the light-weight title combine.

Daniel Cormier, Dustin Poirier, Justin Gaethje

Gaethje’s first BMF title protection fell quick at UFC 300 as he misplaced to Max Holloway by knockout. It was the primary time in six years that Gaethje had misplaced by TKO/KO throughout his UFC tenure.

Within the UFC 300 aftermath, Gaethje has admitted that his title aspirations are bleak after the loss to Holloway. He’s misplaced two title challenges throughout his profession, together with most lately in opposition to Charles Oliveira at UFC 274.

Poirier, who will face Islam Makhachev for the UFC light-weight title at UFC 302, is 2 fights faraway from shedding by head kick knockout to Gaethje. He went on to knock out Benoît Saint-Denis at UFC 299 after many counted him out.

Cormier feels Gaethje can comply with an analogous path.

Daniel Cormier doesn’t rule out Justin Gaethje’s title aspirations

Throughout a current episode of Good Man/Dangerous Man with Chael Sonnen, Cormier in contrast Poirier’s UFC 299 knockout win with what Gaethje might accomplish in his subsequent combat.

“[Poirier] stated ‘I’m at all times one nice win from preventing for a belt’. He goes out, knocks out Benoit Saint-Denis, Islam [Makhachev] doesn’t have an opponent, bang, insert Dustin Poirier,” Cormier stated. “I imagine Justin Gaethje is in the identical state of affairs. He’s one win away from in the end standing throughout the Octagon from the champion…

“He’s that common, he’s been that essential, and all the issues he’s completed since he bought to the UFC.”

Gaethje earned the BMF belt by knocking out Poirier at UFC 291 final 12 months. He additionally earned a majority determination win in opposition to Rafael Fiziev at UFC 286.

At 35 years previous, Gaethje is arguably nonetheless in his bodily prime. Though a return timeline is unsure as of this writing, Gaethje is probably one jaw-dropping second away from a 3rd probability at lineal UFC gold.

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