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Guillotine will result in Poirier’s downfall at UFC 302

Islam Makhachev warns Dustin Poirier to not soar the guillotine once they combat.

Makhachev (25-1 MMA, 14-1 UFC) defends his light-weight title in opposition to Poirier (30-8 MMA, 22-7 UFC) within the UFC 302 headliner June 1 at Prudential Heart in Newark, N.J.

Going in opposition to his nook’s recommendation, Poirier tried a number of guillotine chokes to fend off Benoit Saint Denis’ grappling of their UFC 299 co-main occasion in March. However after failing to safe it, he resorted to his boxing, which he used to spark the Frenchman in Spherical 2.

Poirier laughed when he stated he has no plans of abandoning his want to safe his first win by guillotine choke in opposition to Makhachev. Nevertheless, the champion says Poirier’s try will result in the fight-ending sequence.

“We’ll begin and I’ll attempt to take him down,” Makhachev informed Yahoo Sports activities. “He’ll attempt to get me in a guillotine (choke). I’ll defend the guillotine. I’ll give him a pair punches. He’ll give his again, then I’ll end.”

Poirier cinched in what appeared like a deep guillotine choke on Makhachev’s mentor Khabib Nurmagomedov of their title combat at UFC 242, however Nurmagomedov popped out of it. Poirier was ultimately submitted in Spherical 3.

“In the future possibly, I hope (Poirier) will end his guillotine on somebody,” Makhachev stated. “Nevertheless it’s not going to be me.”

Within the meantime, “The Diamond” is having some enjoyable with it, to the purpose of creating his personal merchandise.

For extra on the playing cards, go to MMA Junkie’s occasion hub for UFC 302.

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