Within 6 years, from a “pave the way” for the career of Conor McGregor, Dustin Poirier had a position of his own at UFC.
In 2014, Conor McGregor entered the UFC with provocation aimed at the entire Featherweight weight category. Many boxers at that time tried to find a way to stop the arrogant Irishman but failed in turn, including “The Diamond” Dustin Poirier.
After 6 years, Conor McGregor rose to superstar status but Dustin Poirier was no less competitive. The American puncher is currently in the top of the lightweight category and has the most attractive fighting style UFC. Dustin even ranked above Conor in the rankings due to his active play and more victories.
Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor each faced each other in 2014. Sharing about his own development, Dustin Poirier admitted that his match with Conor had begun a significant career change.
Dustin Poirier used to be the path to Conor’s success
At the encounter with Conor, the audience can clearly see a Poirier provoked by opponents before the game. This is also a weakness that many opponents were exploited by Conor McGregor leading to their KO losses against “The Notorious”.
However, in recent times, the image of Poirier has become more “manly”. Instead of a sassy image like before, Poirier impressed with calmness both inside and outside the ring. Not only that, the style of “The Diamond” also became more careful, sharper and more powerful than in the Featherweight days.
Dustin Poirier’s current is a successful martial artist and receives respect from all opponents. After the victory over Dan Hooker over the weekend, Dustin Poirier is firmly in 3rd place. The boxer from the American Top Team is on a break before continuing for the title race promising to be tense when the defending champion Khabib Nurmagomedov returns to the ring.