“Can do well in boxing,” Dustin Poirier eyes for a boxing bout before hanging up the gloves

UFC star Dustin Poirier in latest interview reveals his aspiration to enter a boxing match before retiring from combat sports.


“Can do well in boxing,” Dustin Poirier eyes for a boxing bout before hanging up the gloves

Dustin Poirier's new look ( Image via Imago )

Dustin Poirier expressed his desire to try boxing before retiring. The UFC star stated that if the UFC permits, he would like to venture into boxing before concluding his career in MMA.

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This aspiration added a potential tangent to Poirier’s combat sports career. Just like Francis Ngannou and Conor McGregor, we may see Dustin Poirier dance in the boxing ring with a worthy opponent. During his recent appearance on The MMA Hour, Poirier said:

The first time I ever put on a pair of gloves they were boxing gloves. I thought I was going to be a boxer...loved combat sports. I loved boxing first...I'm happy with where it went. I think I would have done well in boxing. I still think I can do well in boxing, but I’m an MMA fighter.

Dustin revealed that he was aware of cage fighting. He recalled him and his dad watching VHS tapes of cage fighting. He had already done a little bit of wrestling. However, young Dustin Poirier was unaware of jiu-jitsu. He revealed that when he learned in his boxing gym that his peers were also training in kickboxing and jiu-jitsu, his journey took a turn and he never looked back.

Dustin Poirier holds a professional record of 29 wins, 8 losses, and 1 no-contest. He began his professional career in 2009, amassing a 7-0 record in regional promotions in Louisiana and the Southern U.S.

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Dustin Poirier on fighting Conor McGregor for a fourth time

Dustin Poirier has responded to Conor McGregor‘s desire for a fourth fight. He stated that he would probably accept it to shut him up once and for all.

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Dustin Poirier speaks on fighting Conor McGregor for a fourth time ( Image source -X)

Poirier’s response indicated his willingness to face McGregor again with the intention of settling their rivalry. During a backstage interview at UFC Fight Night 232 for ESPN, Poirier told Megan Olivi:

I probably would try to shut him up once and for all. But even if I slap his ass around again, he’s still going to be chatting. So we’ll see.

McGregor’s call for a fourth fight adds another chapter to their storied history in the UFC. Despite initial hopes for a December comeback, McGregor’s return has been a topic of speculation. McGregor submitted paperwork to the UFC’s anti-doping program, confirming his intent to return to the octagon. This news was revealed by UFC CEO Dana White, who confirmed McGregor’s inclusion in the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) testing pool. As of now, there is no official date set for Conor McGregor’s fight against Michael Chandler. However, both fighters have expressed their intent for the matchup.

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