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Dan Hooker and former UFC interim lightweight champion Dustin Poirier produced a tremendous back and forth action last week at UFC on ESPN 12 at the Apex Center.

After an intense five-round fight, that saw the face of both fighters swollen to the core, Dustin Poirier knocked the fight in his favour via a unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 48-46). This fight will go down in the history books as one of the best fights in the UFC.

The fight was physically draining for both the fighters. After the fight, neither guy was available for the post-fight press conference.

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Now the Lafayette native has shared a pic of his swollen leg from the fight.

To give the fans an idea about how physically draining the fight was, the 390 total strikes landed were the most in a lightweight fight in UFC history, and the fifth-most overall across all weight classes.

Dustin Poirier will fight by the end of the year

This was Dustin Poirier’s longest layoff in his career as he was making his ring return after nine long months. However, following the thrilling fight against Dan Hooker, he made it clear that he will be returning to the action by the end of the year.

It was a tough one, man,” Poirier said. “He’s a tough guy. He’s on the rise. He really thought that he was going to get past me. He talked a lot of trash like he was going to move forward and fight the champ. But I’m the fucking champ. This is what I do. I love this. I put all the work in and I trusted in my team and my skill and my work ethic and came in here, pulled another one out. And I had a few more rounds left in me.”


Maybe I’ll fight at the end of the year. Maybe I’ll fight next year,” Dustin Poirier said. “I don’t know. I just want to go home to my daughter. I’m a winner, man. And it was a long time off, the longest break of my career in 40 fights. Had to take nine months off and sit on the sidelines. Couldn’t put weight on my leg for eight weeks. Had to overcome some stuff, man. And now that I’m a victor again, I want to get back to the drawing board, keep getting better.” (H/T – The Athletic)

Who do you guys want to see Dustin Poirier fight next?

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