UFC Lightweight title challenger Dustin Poirier is all set for his second shot at the undisputed title. Dustin Poirier will be fighting the UFC lightweight champion Charles Oliveira at UFC 269. This will be Dustin’s second fight for the undisputed title. In his last title fight, he fought then-champion Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 242 and lost the fight via submission in the third round. Now Dustin Poirier is excited to fight for the title shot and plans to become the undisputed lightweight champion. UFC 269 will take place on December 11, 2021, at T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada, United States, part of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Area.
Now ahead of this matchup with Oliviera, Dustin Poirier has decided to use his strength and size to his advantage to get an upper hand on Charles. Dustin Poirier’s strength and conditioning coach, Phil Daru has revealed that Poirier will be putting up more weight for this fight.
“It’s been well. Everybody probably says that all the time but he’s definitely taking each day at a time. He’s in one of the best conditions I’ve seen him coming into the fight. The weight wasn’t an issue which is really good,” Daru said on Just Scrap Radio on BJPENN.com about Poirier’s UFC 269 fight camp.
“He’s eating more because he has the energy to train on a daily basis which is a good thing. We’ve gained a little more muscle and put a little bit more strength on him. He is coming a little more frequently this camp because we do want to come with a bigger and stronger package for this fight. We know we have the size and strength advantage so we want to make sure we capitalize on it.”
“This is his legacy, he wants the belt and he wants to stamp his legacy. Whether he retires, goes to 170, or stays at 155 the goal is what it is. We have a huge milestone here,” Daru explained about Poirier. “This is very intriguing, this matchup is very good for him. You will see some things in the fight you haven’t seen from him, especially on the ground as he has an underrated ground game. We love the matchup because we feel like we can take it anywhere and be dominant everywhere we go.”
“Man, this would be a dream come true. I started working with him five, six years ago, 11, 12 camps,” Daru concluded about Poirier. “I have seen him get exponentially better every fight, every camp he is putting it all together. To see it end the way it will on December 11 when he gets that strap wrapped around his waist for the real lightweight title it will be awesome to see.”
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