Who is he — the new rival of Khabib Nurmagomedov?

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Who is Dustin ‘The Diamond’ Poirier?

Dustin Poirier is a 30-year-old American fighter. He began his journey because of the need for money — the guy grew up in a poor family, there were few ways to punch his own way — Dustin decided to do this with the help of fights. I came to the MMA hall … and irrevocably fell in love with this sport.

In 2009, he began his professional career and already in his debut fight sent an opponent to the knockout. Poirier performed in small-town clubs, waiting in the wings. And he waited — the guy was noticed by larger fighting leagues, his career went up rapidly.

American fighter Dustin ‘The Diamond’ Poirier

Why is he so cool?

Cool — of course, loudly said. His path to the title was not easy. After each series of victories, according to the law of meanness, he first went to the top fighter, and then suddenly lost. For ten years, Poirier — 25 victories and only five defeats. The American fighter never lost in a row.

Best finishes by Dustin Poirier

Dustin is a bright knockout who always tries to end the fight ahead of schedule, which is why the audience loves him. By the way, Poirier is a temporary champion — this chance fell to him just because of the removal of Khabib after a fight in the fight with Conor McGregor.

And what happened during the battle of Khabib with Connor?

In short: Khabib did not behave very well. After the fight with McGregor, he jumped out of the octagon and started a fight with the opposing team. Nurmagomedov received a severe punishment for an inadequate act: suspension for nine months and a sickly fine — $500 thousand.

Khabib Nurmagomedov started a fight with McGregor team

After the leadership decided to introduce a temporary title in lightweight. In the battle, Dustin Poirier, walking in the winning series, and Max Holloway, the champion of the featherweight category, were brought to the belt. Max by that time had not lost for six years, but, despite this, Dustin won. And after her, he immediately called Khabib to battle.

By the way, if anyone did not know, Dustin also fought with Conor. It was in 2014 — the judges naturally chose McGregor, but since then a lot of water has flowed.


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