Dustin Poirier who was in the corner of AJ Fletcher in today’s UFC Vegas 50 card against Matthew Semelsberger shed some light upon his future and about whether he would move up a weight class or not, responds to Colby Covington’s callout too.
AJ lost the fight to Matthew via a split decision which was overall a pretty amazing debut performance irrespective of the loss. Dustin was surprised with Matthew’s ground game and wrestling, says that AJ will come back stronger.
Dustin was called out recently by ex-teammate Colby Covington after his win against Jorge Masvidal at UFC 272 was immediately shot down by the former UFC Lightweight champ as he wasn’t sure if he was moving up to the welterweight division.
Dustin Poirier thought it was ‘Cute’ and also that it seemed mostly like a publicity stunt as always, especially with Colby and opens up about what he thinks about the call out and the ‘Trash talking’ going on in the sport. Dustin was not just called out but Colby did slip in an insult about his daughter and wife too. Poirier said, “It’s working for him. He’s got people talking. You’re asking me about him, but it’s just not my style. That’s what I dislike about the sport nowadays.”
“It’s exciting for me”- Dustin Poirier talks about fighting Nate Diaz
Dustin said that he had been seeing Nick Diaz fight from his early days in the sport and adds that it would be exciting for him and the fans watching to fight his brother. Both athletes have made it clear that they are ready to sign on the dotted line although the UFC has been hesitant to actually book the matchup, especially with Diaz approaching the final bout on his current contract with the promotion.
“Nate Diaz is a fight I want,” Poirier said. The duo [Nate and Dustin] have been going back and forth on Twitter for quite some time now and it seems sensible too. The UFC isn’t very sure about that since McGregor wants Nate too,[Sometime in the near future] to complete the trilogy fight.
“I can still make 155, it’s just how I want to spend my days,” Poirier explained. “Like, if I want to be in camp dieting hardcore, or maybe living a little bit more of a fun camp where I can eat and feel like I can heal up and just have fun training, not hating the diet.”, “We’ll see. I’m not making any huge decisions right now. Just kind of playing the options I have.”
What do you think will happen to Nate and Dustin?