The current UFC interim lightweight champion Dustin Poirier believes that he is the perfect man to finally defeat and dethrone the UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.
Poirier said that apart from the physical stylistic advantages, he has the experience and mindset to beat the Russian. Here’s what he had to say:
Experience, self-belief, my mindset. I’m focused on making history, and that’s all I care about. That’s what the next 11 weeks of my life are doing to be: to prepare for 25 minutes, to do whatever I have to do to get my hand raised.
I don’t need to find huge holes (in his game) – the guy’s good, you know? I can’t sit up here and say anything bad about the guy – he’s good. He’s a world champ. But I’m going to make things happen in there and bring him to places he’s never been in there. So that’s just it.