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Dustin Poirier may retire with win over Islam Makhachev at UFC 302: “It might be my final combat”


If Dustin Poirier defeats UFC light-weight champion Islam Makhachev in June, that might be it for him.

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‘The Diamond’ is contemporary off his return to the cage at UFC 299 in March. Again for the primary time since a knockout loss to Justin Gaethje, Dustin Poirier confronted the rising Benoit Saint-Denis. Regardless of some early success from ‘The God of Struggle’, the longtime light-weight wound up scoring a second-round knockout win.

With the victory, Dustin Poirier earned a shot towards light-weight titleholder Islam Makhachev. The 2 had been booked to headline UFC 302 in June after Arman Tsarukyan declined a short-notice supply to face the champion. For ‘The Diamond’, this would be the third and sure ultimate shot at undisputed gold.

If Dustin Poirier winds up defeating Islam Makhachev subsequent month, there’s an opportunity that shall be it for him. Talking in a current interview on The Battle Bananas Present, the light-weight was requested about his combating future. There, Poirier admitted that if he wins UFC gold, he may simply grasp it up proper there.

Now, that’s removed from set in stone. Within the interview, Dustin Poirier admitted that he nonetheless has lots of pondering to do with regard to retirement. Nonetheless, he’s not ruling out retirement with an upset victory over Islam Makhachev.

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Dustin Poirier opens up on retirement forward of combat with UFC light-weight champion Islam Makhachev

“It might be [my last fight], I haven’t made an official resolution but. However, it might be.” Dustin Poirier said within the interview when requested about retiring after his UFC 302 combat towards Islam Makhachev. “I’ve stated this time and again, I nonetheless have lots of tread left on the tires. I can beat these younger guys, I simply did it [against Saint-Denis]… It’s similar to, how a lot do I need to give to this sport? Since you don’t experience without cost.”

He continued, “I don’t need to make any selections simply based mostly on the best way I’m feeling [right now]. I must go on the market and combat, like I stated in Miami.”

For what it’s value, Dustin Poirier is presently an underdog for his return at UFC 302. In accordance with MGM, ‘The Diamond’ is presently a +360 underdog, with Islam Makhachev positioned as a -500 favourite. Nonetheless, if Poirier can upset the percentages subsequent month, it might be the ultimate combat of his historic profession.

What do you make of those feedback from the UFC light-weight contender? Do you imagine Dustin Poirier will defeat Islam Makhachev subsequent month?

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