Dustin Poirier Promises He’ll “be Knocking on That Door Again”, Following Devastating, UFC 242 Loss
By FCF Staff
Dustin Poirier didn’t outright commit to fighting again, following his loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 242. But, more recently, the former interim champ has made it clear he intends to put together another title run.
Poirier was booked to fight the undefeated champion earlier this month, after defeating Max Holloway this past April to win the interim, 155 title. At UFC 242, however, the wrestling and top game of Nurmagomedov delivered the undefeated fighter a unanimous decision win.
“I promise you I am going to rise again and I am going to get my hand raised, beat who I have to beat and I will be back. I’ll be knocking on that door again, I just hate to have to dust myself off over and over again, but this is my story,” he said.
“This is my path. I don’t try to look for an explanation as to why this happened. I know I am one of the best in the world, and when it all does finally come together, It is going to be beautiful and it’s my story. It’s a love and hate relationship. Sometimes I love this so much and sometimes I hate it. It’s something that keeps breaking your heart but you keep going back to it. I can’t stop and I will not stop. I know have greatness in me, and I just have to show the world, keep rising.”
Prior to facing Nurmagomedov, Poirier (25-6, 1 no-contest) had gone undefeated in six straight fights. “The Diamond” has also recently called for a rematch with Conor McGregor, who stopped him back in 2014.