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Jon Jones Reacts to Dustin Poirier’s ‘Retirement After UFC 302’ Rumors

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Jon Jones has been closely following the recent developments in the UFC, including Dustin Poirier’s comments about retirement. Let’s break down what Poirier said and Jones’s reaction to it.

Dustin Poirier’s Retirement Rumors

Recently Dustin Poirier hinted that his upcoming fight against Islam Makhachev at UFC 302 could be his last.

Poirier stated “I’m still on the fence, win or lose. I just want to be content with my career.” This is more than enough for the entire Combat world to understand that Poirier is done with fighting and wants to put an end to his UFC career.

Poirier, who has won 30 times in the UFC, expressed that he is at a point in his career where every fight could potentially be his final one. At 35 years old, he recognizes the toll that professional fighting takes on his body and personal life. While he hasn’t made an official decision yet, he emphasized that he still has “a lot of tread in the tires” and can compete with the younger fighters.

Jon Jones’s Reaction to Dustin Poirier Announcing His Retirement

Jon Jones, the former UFC light heavyweight champion, weighed in on the retirement rumors. Jon Jones seemed a bit shocked by Poirier’s decision to retire from UFC after his fight against Islam Makhachev in UFC 302. Jones just could not believe the news as he stated in his latest Twitter post.

“Wait a minute, did he say he’s considering retiring after his next fight!?” Jones himself has faced career-defining moments and understands the challenges fighters encounter as they age but still, Poirier’s retirement announcement surprised him as it did to all the UFC fans around the world.

As Poirier prepares for his clash with Makhachev, fans wonder whether this will indeed be his “Last Dance.” His legacy in the sport is secure, but the desire to spend more time with family and explore other ventures outside the Octagon may influence his decision. Regardless, fight fans eagerly await the outcome of UFC 302 and what it means for both Poirier and the lightweight division.

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