Former interim UFC lightweight champion Dustin Poirier responded to Colby Covington’s statements regarding how a potential fight between these duo might play out.
Dustin Poirier and Colby Covington are both former teammates and have trained together at the American Top Team. Colby then went on to leave the team and picked up fights with his former teammates including Jorge Masvidal. Colby Covington is now a target to face his arch-rival, Kamaru Usman, for the welterweight championship. The duo previously fought once where Usman got a late TKO victory over Colby. Whereas Dustin is also about to face UFC lightweight champion, Charles Oliveira.
Just one week ago, Colby Covington stated that he would love to fight Dustin in the octagon and not only that but he would make Dustin verbally tapout.
“I just see me giving him a wedgie in the Octagon and just slapping him all around the Octagon, throwing him from one side of the cage to the other until he quits. It would probably be a verbal submission.” Colby Covington said of a potential fight with Dustin Poirier.
“He’d probably tap out and be the first fighter in a high-profile fight to tap out from being absolutely annihilated. It wouldn’t be competitive, and deep down inside he knows that. But he talked reckless before and I just want to keep him accountable for his words. I’m a man of my word. I don’t just talk the talk, I walk the walk.”
Dustin Poirier accepts the challenge
While talking with ESPN, Poirier was asked about Colby Covington’s comments to which he replied by saying that he would love to fight Colby and also gave us some ideas of how that fight might turn out.
The Diamond would welcome a welterweight challenge 💎
— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) August 25, 2021
“Of course I would!” Poirier responded when asked if he would entertain a super-fight with Usman or Covington if he wins the lightweight title. “Those are some big guys, man. Those are some big guys. But we’ll see. I definitely think I can fight at 170. Honestly, now at ‘55, my metabolism’s kind of caught up. When I was cutting to 145, between fights, I would get a lot heavier than I do now. I just think my body, my metabolism was getting messed up and holding on to a lot of weight. I would shoot up to 190 when I was fighting ‘45. Now, I don’t even get past ‘82 is kind of the max I really walk around at. But I think I could fight at 170 as well.”
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