“I give him a lot of respect,” Mike Brown displays utmost respect for Charles Oliveira ahead of UFC 269 but claims Dustin Poirier is the best Lightweight

Dustin Poirier's coach Mike Brown shows utmost respect to Charles Oliveira ahead of his fight against Poirier at UFC 269.

Mike Brown and Dustin Poirier
Mike Brown and Dustin Poirier

The number one ranked UFC Lightweight fighter Dustin Poirier is going to challenge Charles Oliveira for his title at the main event of UFC 269. While some of the fans and media partners aren’t giving Oliveira the respect he deserves, Dustin Poirier’s coach Mike Brown admits he is on the list of elite fighters in the division.

In his recent interview with MMA Fighting, Mike Brown says, “I give him a lot of respect, I think he’s a fan-favorite, I think people are excited to see him fight and he is the champ. The guy has the most subs in UFC history and this is something special.”

“I don’t know, the circle I’m in, the circles I’m involved in, give him a lot of respect. Maybe in the media [or with the fans], that’s the case, but from where I’m sitting he gets a lot of respect.” {h/t MMA Fighting}

Mike Brown believes Dustin Poirier will be leaving the Octagon with the Lightweight title at UFC 269

Charles Oliveira Dustin Poirier
Dustin Poirier vs Charles Oliveira

‘The Diamond’ secured two wins against the former two-division UFC champion, Conor McGregor this year and now he will be fighting for the UFC Lightweight Championship for the second time at UFC 269.

He is the betting favorite entering into this fight and Mike Brown claims no matter how good Oliveira is Poirier is the best Lightweight fighter in the promotion. Mike Brown added,

“I love the matchup, t’s exciting. His style, he’s an elite submission grappler, one of the best in the sport and it’s a fun puzzle. But I think Dustin is the best lightweight in the world, without a doubt.”

“One of my favorite stats that they threw out recently was the third quickest to 20 wins behind Anderson Silva and Georges St-Pierre. That’s pretty damn good company, and that shows what caliber of a fighter he truly is. He’s one of the greatest to ever do the sport.”

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