Last month in an amazing five rounds of war, UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway moved up in weight class to face Dustin Poirier at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia for the interim lightweight title. The fight was the main event at UFC 236. But ultimate fell short of getting a win as Poirier showed tremendous heart and girt throughout the fight.
After the fight, Poirier called out Khabib Nurmagomedov and challenged him for the title. Even Nurmagomedov has later said that he wants to fight Khabib. Although there are talks of both of them fighting at UFC 242 in Abu Dhabi on September 7.
American Top Team owner Dan Lambert has said that Dustin Poirier can tire out the lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and beat him. According to Lambert, it will be the biggest fight of the year.
“It is a huge fight. Khabib has become a star. He has that monster win over Conor McGregor and he is a beast,” he said. “You have the number one fighter in the world, you have a guy with an interim title. They are going to go at it. It is a big fight for Dustin and a big fight for the UFC. We are excited about it.”
“Khabib hasn’t lost many rounds or many seconds of a fight,” Lambert explained. “If Dustin is standing in front of a tired Khabib in the fourth round like Al Iaquinta was, Khabib is in for a world of shit.” (H/T – BJPenn.com)