Dustin Poirier targets a transfer as much as the welterweight division after profitable the light-weight title as in-form UFC star insists he’ll NOT retire if he beats Charles Oliveira at UFC 269
- Dustin Poirier is concentrating on a transfer as much as the welterweight division after UFC 269
- The American, 32, takes on Charles Oliveira for the light-weight title subsequent month
- If Poirier triumphs, he’ll think about a transfer as much as the 170-pound division subsequent
- The Diamond additionally insisted that he won’t retire after his struggle in Las Vegas
Poirier, 32, has loved a sensational yr contained in the Octagon and enters his December 11 showdown with the Brazilian champion filled with confidence after two wins over Conor McGregor.
The Diamond is the bookies’ favorite to win UFC gold subsequent month in what could be the head of his decade-long profession with the UFC.
Dustin Poirier is eyeing a transfer as much as the welterweight division ought to he win at UFC 269
Charles Oliveira (L) and Poirier (R) have will meet at UFC 269 to struggle for the light-weight title
Nevertheless, the American has no plans to sail off into the sundown after UFC 269, and is open to exploring a number of alternatives together with a transfer as much as the 170-pound weight class.
‘No, I am not retiring. I am 32, man. I really feel good. You see the way in which I am transferring out right here right now. I really feel good. I am having enjoyable. If something, I will go up. I will in all probability go to 170, if something,’ Poirier informed MMA Junkie.
‘However no, actually, my purpose is not to attempt to have essentially the most profitable title defenses. I do not know.
Ought to he get his hand raised, Poirier says he’ll think about transferring as much as welterweight
‘We’ll see. Sooner or later at a time. I am unable to look, none of that’s even a actuality till December eleventh occurs, and I get my hand raised. I’ve to do this first earlier than we will even go into these conversations as a result of I do not know what’s subsequent.
‘I reside my life sooner or later at a time, man; a quarter-mile at a time.’
Poirier had beforehand informed Sportsmail that profitable the light-weight title would imply he has ‘finished all of it’ in blended martial arts.
Poirier added he has no plans on retiring after UFC 269 with a fourth McGregor struggle mooted
‘For me, being undisputed world champion was the purpose from the start, if I can tick that field, I’ve finished all of it within the sport of blended martial arts,’ he mentioned.
A fourth struggle with McGregor could also be on the playing cards subsequent yr. The Irishman tweeted this week that he’ll struggle for the title as soon as he returns from damage – regardless of being No 9 ranked and having misplaced his final three light-weight fights.
If Poirier holds the belt by the point McGregor recovers from his damaged leg, his prediction might come to fruition with the Infamous nonetheless protesting the style of Poirier’s victory at UFC 264.