Volkanovski Eyes Potential Clash with Poirier: “You’re a Legend”

“Maybe we can have a good fight.”

Alexander Volkanovski has expressed interest in fighting Dustin Poirier if Poirier does not retire. After Poirier’s submission loss to Islam Makhachev in the fifth round at UFC 302, he hinted that this might have been his last fight in the octagon. Poirier hasn’t made an official retirement decision yet, and Volkanovski has offered to fight the lightweight star.

Volkanovski, who lost the featherweight title to Ilia Topuria at UFC 298 in February, acknowledges that he may have to wait for another title shot. In the meantime, he is keen on a bout with Poirier.

Volkanovski’s Comments on YouTube

On his YouTube channel, Volkanovski discussed his UFC future and mentioned Poirier’s performance at UFC 302:

“He thinks he might retire. Maybe, just maybe, depending on what I do. Obviously, I want to fight this year, and I don’t know what’s happening, but I don’t want to wait too long. So if the timing works, maybe Dustin and I can have a good fight. I know he only wants big fights. We have a lot of respect for each other, and I think it would be a massive fight. This is something I could consider doing while waiting for the featherweight title, maybe a lightweight match against someone like Poirier would be good. You heard it here first; maybe we can arrange something.”


Poirier’s Performance and Retirement Speculations

Despite being an underdog going into UFC 302, Poirier performed admirably against Makhachev, even winning two of the first four rounds on one judge’s scorecard. The possibility of Poirier’s retirement was a significant storyline before the fight. As the final decision looms, Volkanovski’s offer gives Poirier something to consider, potentially leading to one of the biggest fights in UFC history.

“Dustin, you’re a legend, keep your head high, it was a wonderful performance. Maybe we can have some fun in there, a little dance. Let me know what you think.”

This potential fight would not only be a significant event due to the fighters’ reputations but also a highly anticipated clash that could draw massive attention from the MMA community    .

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