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Monday, Jul 06, 2020

Mike Brown Believes Dustin Poirier’s “Carrying a Lot” of UFC Shows

Dustin Poirier (photo via YouTube)

By FCF Staff

Dustin Poirier demonstrated once again at UFC Vegas 4 that he’s one of the planet’s best and most exciting lightweights, and his coach Mike Brown believes ‘The Diamond’ deserves to be compensated accordingly.

Poirier faced Dan Hooker at the June 27th event, and won the thrilling war via unanimous decision. With the victory, the 31-year-old returned to the win column, after Poirier was submitted by champion Khabib Nurmagomedov last September.

Since the fight took place, the American Top Team coach Brown, spoke with MMA Junkie. While talking about Poirier, and his remarkable run in the lightweight division, Brown argued the fighter’s one of the UFC’s top commodities.

““I don’t know how many main events in a row, but it’s quite a lot,” Brown said. “I feel like he’s carrying a lot of these shows. He’s a guy everybody wants to see, of course he’s my friend, but as a fan, there’s only a few guys like him out there. Every fight delivers, every fight is ‘Fight of the Year’ candidate, and if it’s not that, that’s because somebody got put away really fast. If it goes any distance, it’s going to be wild.”

“At the end of the day, if it’s about pulling weight, if you’re a draw, if you’re the guy people are paying to see, then you deserve the money,” Brown explained. “Obviously he’s a draw. He’s a guy people want to see. He’s a guy that puts on a show. He’s a guy that delivers every time. Every time is wild chaos. It’s ‘Fight of the Year,’ it’s ‘Fight of the Night,’ somebody is getting messed up. He delivers every time.”

Following Poirier’s latest victory, the former interim champ carries a record of 26-6, with 1 no-contest. The ATT fighter has gone 8-2, with 1 no-contest since 2015.

posted by FCF Staff @ 7:00 am
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