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Dustin Poirier was unable to complete the story Saturday when he fell in need of the undisputed light-weight championship for a 3rd time within the UFC 302 headliner.

Poirier (31-8 MMA, 23-7 UFC) gave a valiant and aggressive effort to Makhachev (25-2 MMA, 14-2 UFC) at Prudential Middle in Newark, N.J., however finally suffered a fifth-round submission loss to see his desires shattered as soon as extra.

“The Diamond” made it clear post-fight that retirement is on the forefront of his thoughts, however didn’t decide to a call on his future.

What ought to Poirier do going ahead after greater than a decade of memorable fights contained in the octagon? Watch the video above for ideas and evaluation on his future after UFC 302.

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