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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 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 advises Dustin Poirier towards 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 Heart in Newark, N.J.

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

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

“He’s solely 35 years outdated, so he can do that for a very long time.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

Cormier additionally lauded Poirier for the best way he fought towards Makhachev. ‘The Diamond” confirmed improved takedown protection, however was in the end submitted in Spherical 5.

“He fought nearly as good in dropping as he’s fought in a very very long time,” Cormier stated. “I feel that he was higher (Saturday) than he was towards Benoit Saint Denis, and that’s a credit score to him and his teaching employees. I assumed he fought effectively.

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

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