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Daniel Cormier urges Dustin Poirier to not retire after UFC 302: ‘He is obtained some huge cash to be made’

Daniel Cormier advises Dustin Poirier against retirement after UFC 302. Poirier (30-8 MMA, 22-7 UFC) fell short in his third shot at undisputed gold when he was submitted by lightweight champion Islam Makhachev (25-1 MMA, 14-1 UFC) in this past Saturday’s headliner at Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. After losing to Makhachev, Poirier said that

Daniel Cormier urges Dustin Poirier to not retire after UFC 302: ‘He is obtained some huge cash to be made’


Daniel Cormier advises Dustin Poirier in opposition to retirement after UFC 302.

Poirier (30-8 MMA, 22-7 UFC) fell brief in his third shot at undisputed gold when he was submitted by lightweight champion Islam Makhachev (25-1 MMA, 14-1 UFC) on this previous Saturday’s headliner at Prudential Middle in Newark, N.J.

After shedding to Makhachev, Poirier said that may have been his final fight. Cormier doesn’t like listening to Poirier ponder retirement, and sees many huge cash fights for him outdoors of the belt.

“I don’t need to see him go,” Cormier stated on his YouTube channel. “I don’t know that he ought to go. I believe that what Dustin Poirier ought to do is take the large fights. He’s such an attraction now on the planet of combating that he’s obtained some huge cash to be made, but additionally quite a lot of huge fights available.

“He’s solely 35 years previous, so he can do that for a very long time. Possibly don’t battle as incessantly, however proceed to make that stroll as a result of when you’re finished, you’re finished and you’ll’t come again from it.”

Cormier additionally lauded Poirier for the way in which he fought in opposition to Makhachev. ‘The Diamond” confirmed improved takedown protection, however was finally submitted in Spherical 5.

“He fought nearly as good in shedding as he’s fought in a extremely very long time,” Cormier stated. “I believe that he was higher (Saturday) than he was in opposition to Benoit Saint Denis, and that’s a credit score to him and his teaching employees. I believed he fought properly.

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“Clearly, you lose, sure, there’s some disappointment. However general, I believe Dustin Poirier goes to be very pleased with his efficiency within the octagon. But when that is it, congrats DP, man. You probably did one thing many may by no means have anticipated you to do.”

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