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Mark Henry Explains Relationship With Dustin Poirier After Confrontation at UFC Calgary

Mark Henry, one of the most respected coaches in MMA, has spoken about the friction between himself and Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight contender Dustin Poirier and what transpired after the fight at UFC Calgary last month between Poirier and his fighter Eddie Alvarez.
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Dustin Poirier Dismisses Talk of ‘GSP’ facing winner of Nurmagomedov-McGregor: ‘It’s Not Happening’

Last week the Ultimate Fighting Championship held a press event to promote the remaining fights of the year and threw a curve ball when it announced an explosive lightweight bout between Dustin Poirier and Nate Diaz at UFC 230 in New York.
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Poirier: ‘When Nate Signs A Contract, He’s Always Shown Up’

Lightweight contender Poirier gives his thoughts on Diaz possibly pulling out of their UFC 230 fight in New York.

Dustin Poirier did a pretty big 180 degree turn in the days following his huge win over Eddie Alvarez at UFC on FOX 30. Originally, he stated he wasn’t going to even pick up the phone unless it was Dana White on the other end offering him a shot at the lightweight title. A few days later, it was revealed that Poirier didn’t just pick up the phone for a non-title bout, he agreed to it. Poirier is now set to face Nate Diaz at UFC 230 on November 3rd.

”These guys are fighting in October, no telling when the belt’s going to be defended again,” Poirier explained on The Ariel Helwani MMA Show. “I don’t want to wait 8 or 9 months for a title shot. I’ll just keep earning it, keep winning, and getting better.”

As for all the recent drama regarding Nate’s willingness to go through with the fight? Dustin thinks there’s nothing much to it.

”I don’t believe the fight’s in jeopardy, no,” he said. “I would have heard something. I have the bout agreement in my inbox, I’m about to sign it and send it off, so everything is moving forward like it was supposed to after the press conference. I think he was just upset with coming out to a press conference and then them advertising another fight, talking about Conor like he was there, when the guy’s not even present. I think he just felt disrespected.”

But Poirier doesn’t seem to care about any of that, because in the end he thinks the Diaz brothers are pretty reliable.

”So long as he shows up November 3rd, you know? I’m not sure if he’s signed a contract yet, but he’s a guy that follows through. I don’t think him or his brother have ever pulled out of a fight with an injury or not shown up when they said they’d show up. What happens between fights and in the build up of fights is another thing, but when he signs a contract and commits to a date, he’s always shown up.”

Now we (and Dustin) have to hope Nate signs that contract.

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Nate Diaz Returns to Face Dustin Poirier at UFC 230

Gird your loins and dust off your favorite vape pen, because Nate Diaz – our favorite trash-talking, Conor McGregor-beating Stockton badboy – is coming back.

He’ll be taking on Dustin Poirier in the co-main event of UFC 230. Since we know Diaz is capable of hyping a fight and generating monster interest, the UFC is essentially handing Poirier an opportunity on a silver platter – it’ll be up to Poirier to make the most of it.

As for who will win and who will lose… who cares! Diaz is back!

Here’s the LA Times:

Nate Diaz will return to the UFC octagon after more than a two-year absence Nov. 3 at Madison Square Garden for an expected firefight of a stand-up bout against destructive puncher Dustin Poirier, the Los Angeles Times learned Thursday.

The lightweight bout will serve as the co-main event at UFC 230.

Stockton’s Diaz (20-11) has participated in the main event of two of the most lucrative UFC pay-per-view cards in history, first by taking a March 2016 fight against Conor McGregor on less than two weeks’ notice to submit him in the second round.

Then, after Diaz and his fighter brother, Nick, engaged McGregor in a bottle-and-can throwing exchange during a pre-fight news conference, he lost to McGregor by decision in one of the most thrilling bouts in the organization’s history.

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Midnight Mania! Poirier Won’t Answer Phone For Less Than Title Fight… Unless…

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Dustin Poirier had some strong words for what he wants after his impressive second-round TKO win over Eddie Alvarez this past weekend. Via MMAJunkie.com:

“They already know what I’m going to say: If it’s not a title fight, I’m not answering the phone,

He went on to explain why, and how his priorities are with his family right now.

“I’m just trying to enjoy my life and my family now,” he said. “I started this camp injured from my (Justin) Gaethje fight. I’m not in a big rush. They’ll call me when they’re ready.”

However, there is one opponent Poirier might be willing to bend on, and that’s Tony Ferguson- for the right price.

“It’s really up to them for an offer,” Poirier said. “It has to make sense. … Money talks.”

Poirier has said he is confident he can beat anyone in the division, and that includes Ferguson. However, the ideal scenario for him. is a straight title shot from here. He recently inked a new deal with ‘championship language’, so he’s looking at winning the belt.

“The best-case scenario would be Conor and Khabib fight, and I fight the winner at the beginning of next year.”


Both the man and the guy driving the car were paying exactly 0 attention here.

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Remember the one about the fighter who knocked himself out trying a throw?

Eddie Alvarez made a long post, most of which is very good except for the part where he says he and Poirier are 1-1.

There are no grey areas in Fighting , one man will lose and the other will win , this is why I love this game . Controversial calls , judging , and fan support can always add to the drama but in the end 1 will stand and 1 will fall . Hats off to Dustin and his team he stayed calm under pressure and fought beautifully this makes us 1-1 . In no way will I judge Godard harshly , We have the same Job ! he has to make decisions in split seconds just like I do , and he makes them with my health and my opponents in mind . What’s done is done . As for Mark Henry calling for an elbow in the heat of the moment . An angled elbow is an incredible shot from the position I was in , it’s actually the only shot you can throw . We simply had a miscommunication, it happens in war more often than not , this was a case of “friendly fire” and we ended up on the losing end of this battle . But let’s remember Ricardo and Mark are also responsible for my UFC world title , and wins over some of the greatest fighters in the UFC , He’s the hardest worker on our team , obsessive, detailed , and pushes us all to understand the opportunity we have in front of is on a world stage . He’s my coach , friend , and Been a mentor of mine for longer than most of you know . Losing is never satisfying , I don’t lose often but when I do I grow the most as a person/fighter . Adjustments will be made , if anything this loss will add to the joy of my next Victory ! I want to thank my team , coaches , my family , and everyone who supports me in this journey . My family especially, the sacrifice falls on the back of my wife and our children . We experience great Joy in our victories and incredible Pain in our losses but our only other option is to avoid the experience and feel nothing at all . We are grateful to be able to fight every time the walk is made to the octagon , and anxiously awaiting the the opportunity to make that walk again . Thank you @ufc . I was brought here , not to win , but to entertain…. Are you not entertained ???? T.H.N.Q

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UFC on Fox 30 Bonuses: Poirier, Aldo, Makdessi, Pearson Receive $50K Checks

Dustin Poirier, Jose Aldo, John Makdessi and Ross Pearson all earned $ 50,000 bonus checks for their work at UFC on Fox 30.
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UFC on Fox 30 Bonuses: Poirier, Aldo, Makdessi, Pearson Receive $50K Checks

Dustin Poirier, Jose Aldo, John Makdessi and Ross Pearson all earned $ 50,000 bonus checks for their work at UFC on Fox 30.
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UFC on Fox 30 Bonuses: Poirier, Aldo, Makdessi, Pearson Receive $50K Checks

Dustin Poirier, Jose Aldo, John Makdessi and Ross Pearson all earned $ 50,000 bonus checks for their work at UFC on Fox 30.
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UFC on FOX 30 Results: Dustin Poirier Stops Eddie Alvarez in Ultra-Violent But Muddled Battle

When last they fought, former champ Eddie Alvarez and Dustin Poirier hurt each other, wobbled each other, and then Alvarez inadvertently kneed Poirier in the dome while he was down and the bout was rendered a “no contest”.

Well, in the main event of tonight’s UFC on FOX 30, these guys ran it back and settled things once and for all. And boy was it violent.

They traded kicks, and Alvarez made cursory attempts at takedowns, but the first round was mostly about them chipping away at each other with punches – Poirier’s fists came through openings to bang Alvarez in the head, Alvarez’s fists coming as quick counters to the head and body.

However, things got kicked up a notch in the second. When Alvarez ducked his head and entered for a takedown, Poirier latched on with a guillotine choke attempt, and it took some work for the former champ to escape. Another guillotine attempt had Alvarez escaping and stepping into mount, and with Poirier stuck against the fence in sitting position, Alvarez dropped an elbow straight down on his shoulder. Referee Marc Goddard didn’t like that 12-6 elbow (because it’s an illegal technique), so he stood them up and restarted them standing…

…And Poirier simply unloaded with everything, stunning Alvarez with knees and punches. Alvarez covered up and tried to fire back, but he was getting picked apart, and when he fell, Goddard jumped in.


Results: Dustin Poirier def. Eddie Alvarez via TKO (Punches) at 4:05, R2

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Poirier Ends Alvarez With Unending Barrage in 2nd Round

Dustin “The Diamond” Poirier and Eddie “American Knuckle Star” Alvarez squared off for the second time tonight (Sat., July 28, 2018) inside Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, live and free on big FOX. Alvarez had ended their first fight with illegal knees to Poirier’s dome; that bout was ruled a no-contest rather than a DQ loss for him, so here we were again. In the interim, Alvarez had beaten Justin Gaethje, while Dustin Poirier had beaten Anthony Pettis and Justin Gaethje, all of them thrilling fight-of-the-night performances. This had potential to be Fight of the Year, depending on how it shaped up, and the winner would have a very credible claim to a title shot once Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov handle their business.

They touched gloves. The crowd was buzzing. Alvarez looked for an inside calf kick to open up. he pressed forward, landing a hook and cross. Poirier ate a body shot as Alvarez came forward. Poirier landed a long left straight to a low kick. He stepped in with another long punch but Alvarez slipped. Alvarez stumbled off a low calf kick from Poirier, stepped in with a body-head combination that backed Dustin off. Poirier blocked a combination, stopped an Alvarez shot. Alvarez looked for another body shot, ate a jab. Dustin showboated, waving his rear hand, then threw a lead hook that Eddie avoided. Poirier popped his head back with another left straight, fought off an Alvarez shot. They traded punches. Eddie stepped in, landed his right hand. Eddie landed two body shots. Poirier landed a straight, then another into a low kick. Alvarez returned fire and was landing his doubled-up right, but ate a counter left in return as the round ended. The fight was off to a slamming start.

Eddie shot in and threw a hook off his takedown attempt when Dustin stuffed it. Alvarez landed a spinning backfist, caught a kick and dumped Dustin to the floor for a moment. Poirier looked to lock up a jump guillotine! Eddie stayed calm and waited it out. Poirier worked back up against the cage. Alvarez shot in and Dustin again tried the guillotine, again to no avail. Alvarez took his back and cranked the neck, then tried a rear-naked choke. Alvarez landed in half-mount with Poirier sitting against the cage. Alvarez tried a vertical elbow to the collarbone, and it cost him the position, the referee standing them back up. Poiieri landed a heavy combination, clocking and rocking Alvarez! He landed a knee! Alvarez was shelled up against the cage as Poirier poured it on! Unbelievable that Alvarez stayed upright for so long but after what seemed like fifty unanswered punches he slumped to the mat and the referee called it off! What a finish! Dustin Poirier with the second-round knockout! It was the same counter that started the Gaethje finish, his counter left straight as Eddie threw an inside low kick.

“I told you so!” Poirier shouted at the camera. He said he was upset about Eddie’s “quitting” comments, saying he would die in there. He said this is his 39th fight, he’s a young veteran and he feels at home in there. “Just look at my track record… Khabibi, where you at?” He then shouted out his fight kit option for charity. This was a great win for a great guy; Dustin Poirier may or may not get it, but he has absolutely done more than enough to earn a title shot at lightweight.

Official result: Dustin Poirier def. Eddie Alvarez via TKO at 4:05 of Round 2

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