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Dustin Poirier predicts winning the title: “undisputed world champion”

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Former interim UFC lightweight champion Dustin Poirier is predicting his future as he recently made a tweet about being the Undisputed World Champion. Dustin is now knocking on the door of the championship fight. He is on a three-fight winning streak and is coming off with two back-to-back wins over former two-division UFC champion Conor McGregor. The duo fought consecutive fights to settle their personal score against each other. Conor defeated Dustin in their first fight in 2014. Dustin avenged his loss to Conor at UFC 257 and then settled their series by getting a TKO win over Conor which came via doctor stoppage at UFC 264.

Dustin Poirier | UFC

Dustin Poirier has recently settled his long-going rivalry with UFC superstar Conor McGregor. The duo first fought at UFC 178 in 2014. Conor knocked out Dustin in the very first round. The rematch got to happen 7 years later in 2021 at UFC 257. This Dustin was successful as he got revenge over Conor and won the fight via TKO in round 2. The trilogy fight between the duo took place at UFC 264. The outcome of the third fight was surprising as Conor broke his foot at end of the first round which resulted in a doctor stoppage win over Poirier.

Dustin Poirier calls himself the champion

Dustin Poirier

Though Dustin has yet to fight for the undisputed lightweight championship he still feels like he is already the undisputed lightweight champion of the UFC. In his recent tweet, Poirier just stated his future plan.

“Undisputed World Champion”

In a recent interview with the Daily Mail, Poirier revealed that winning the belt is his only goal now.

“For me, being undisputed world champion was the goal from the beginning,” Poirier said. “If I can tick that box, I’ve done it all in the sport of mixed martial arts.”

Dustin also shared his thoughts about the current champion Charles Oliveira who he might very well be facing next.

Dustin Poirier and Charles Oliveira

“Oliveira is a very dangerous guy,” Poirier said. “I think he’s improving more and more in his striking, putting guys down, he’s long especially for that weight class and I think he’s probably the best jiu-jitsu practitioner in the UFC roster right now.

“He’s aggressive and very offensive with his jiu-jitsu,” Poirier continued. “He doesn’t just use it to protect himself or get out of bad positions, he attacks people with it and finishes fights with it so he’s a very dangerous opponent who has paid his dues and fought a long time in UFC.”

Dustin also said that after winning the belt he might call off his fighting carer and just focus on his Hot Sause business.

“We’ll see man,” he said. “I’ll probably just go and sell hot sauce.”

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