UFC on FOX 29: Dustin Poirier Warns Justin Gaethje His Style is Not Sustainable
By FCF Staff
Justin Gaethje has forged a reputation for being one of the most aggressive and toughest lightweights in the game. But, the man who will battle him on Saturday night, Dustin Poirier, says the former WSOF champ’s approach is not sustainable.
The lightweight contenders will battle in the headliner of UFC on FOX 29, which will take place in Glendale, Arizona. Recently Poirier spoke with MMA Fighting, and while discussing Gaethje, he said this:
“It’s not (a sustainable style), and I said that when he was with World Series of Fighting,” Poirier said. “I’m good friends with (ATT coach) Mike Brown, who’s also an MMA mastermind. He understands fighting and understands styles and matchup, and I’ve told him that before, that this guy is going to have to switch his fighting style or he’s going to have a short career. He’s going to have a bunch of fun paydays and a bunch of memorable fights, but it’s not going to last. Once it starts going downhill, it’s going to go down fast for him, fighting like that. Of course he’s going to catch guys here and there, win some bonuses, and like I said, have some great fights that people are going to remember. And it seems like that’s what he’s fighting for. He loves that, and that’s awesome.
Gaethje is coming off a knockout loss to Eddie Alvarez in December, which marked the first time in his pro-career that he’s been defeated. Poirier, meanwhile, recorded a submission win over Anthony Pettis in his last fight, which took place in November.