After his UFC 178 loss to Conor McGregor, Dustin Poirier went back up to lightweight for his next fight, which he won in impressive fashion, knocking out Carlos Diego Ferreira in the first round. Poirier then went on to TKO Yancy Medeiros at catchweight after Medeiros missed weight.
With his newfound success at a higher weight class, Poirier is vowing to never make the cut back down to 145 again.
He spoke to Fox Sports to explain why.
“I’m more athletic at this weight and this is much closer to my actual weight. My body is just performing very well. I should have been here, this is the optimal weight class for my body to perform at its max. My power, my speed, everything feels better.”
“I’m never going to go down to 145 again. I don’t see myself ever going up to 170. I should be able to maintain fighting at 155 for the rest of my career. This is the weight I’m going to be at permanently. This is the division I’m going to win the belt at.”
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