Poirier Targets Makhachev for the Lightweight Crown

"Poirier's Next Target: Islam Makhachev's Title"

The Diamond’s Next Move: Title Fight on the Horizon

Dustin Poirier, the UFC veteran, has set his sights on dethroning Islam Makhachev in the lightweight division. With UFC 300 showcasing top lightweight contenders, the division remains a battlefield of rising stars and established fighters. Amidst the fierce competition, Poirier hints at a potential title bout as his next challenge.

Top Lightweight Clashes Await at UFC 300

The upcoming UFC 300 event is set to feature crucial lightweight matchups, including Justin Gaethje vs. Max Holloway and Charles Oliveira vs. Arman Tsarukyan. As contenders vie for a shot at the title, Poirier might secure his opportunity to face Makhachev before others.

The Diamond Shines with Recent Victory

Following his spectacular knockout win against Benoit Saint Denis at UFC 299, Dustin Poirier is more determined than ever to reclaim title glory. Despite potential claims from UFC 300 victors, Poirier’s timing and ambition may align perfectly for a shot at the championship.

Poirier’s Quest for Gold Against Makhachev

Confident in his MMA legacy, Poirier expresses his desire to challenge Makhachev for the lightweight title. Emphasizing his extensive experience and contributions to the sport, Poirier believes he is the rightful contender for the next title match.

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Makhachev Welcomes the Challenge with a Caveat

Islam Makhachev acknowledges Poirier as a potential opponent, keen on staying active in the division. However, Makhachev remains skeptical of Poirier’s claim to the title shot, highlighting the competitive nature of the lightweight hierarchy.

A Legacy in the Making: Makhachev Eyes Historic Title Defenses

Should Makhachev successfully defend his title against Poirier, he would join the ranks of legends like Khabib Nurmagomedov, B.J. Penn, Frankie Edgar, and Benson Henderson for most title defenses in the lightweight division. Makhachev’s ambition extends beyond retaining his belt, aiming to cement his legacy in MMA history.


Dustin Poirier to MMA Junkie: “One hundred percent, that’s what I want…If I could pick a fight, the title fight is my choice. That’s what I want.”

Islam Makhachev on facing Poirier: “It’s up to him…I have done more in MMA than he has. I’ve been in this game for a long time. I did this before it was cool, and I’m still here… I’m still doing it at the highest level. I can beat anyone in the world, and I hope he’s next.”

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