Archive: Dustin Poirier

Jul 29, 2015 6:08 am

Joseph Duffy vs. Dustin Poirier set to headline UFC Fight Night 77 in Dublin

A key lightweight bout between rising contenders Joseph Duffy and Dustin Poirier will headline October’s UFC Fight Night 77 event in Dublin. Joseph Duffy (14-1 MMA) will have an opportunity to fight in front of his local fans when he locks horns with Dustin Poirier in Ireland. “Irish Joe” was most recently seen in action...

Nov 20, 2014 9:53 am

If Swanson loses to Edgar, Poirier wants rematch

Coming off a quick TKO loss to Conor McGregor at UFC 177, Dustin Poirier once against found himself among the middle of a stacked featherweight division. Poirier, who fought Cub Swanson to a decision at UFC on Fuel TV back in February of 2013, would like a rematch with Swanson, if Cub loses to Frankie...

Nov 3, 2014 4:31 pm

Poirier Believes He Can Still Beat McGregor, Claims He Just “Got Caught”

Dustin Poirier is coming off of a KO loss to Conor McGregor at UFC 178, where he was TKO’d in the first round. Leading up to the bout, McGregor and Poirier were trading verbal blows back and forth, which Poirier says adds to the disappointment of the loss. He spoke to Ariel Helwani on The...

Oct 27, 2014 4:11 pm

Brad Pickett Calls Out Thiago Alves, Brown, And Poirier For Hill Of Champions Challenge

For those who don’t know, the ‘Hill Of Champions’ challenge is currently circulating through the MMA community. The challenge? Make a video showcasing yourself doing something combat sports related (i.e. padwork, teach a technique, demonstrate a workout) for 20 seconds, and then call out 3 other combat sports athletes. Brad Pickett took the challenge and...

Oct 24, 2014 9:48 am

Conor McGregor vs. Dennis Siver headlines UFC Fight Night 59 in Boston

A key featherweight bout featuring Conor McGregor (16-2 MMA, 4-0 UFC) taking on Dennis Siver (22-9 MMA, 11-6 UFC) will headline the UFC’s return to Boston this January. UFC officials confirmed the five-round main event booking this morning. The brash Irishman, Conor McGregor, is coming off a first-round knockout victory which he earned over Dustin...

Oct 21, 2014 4:09 pm

Conor McGregor would rather keep busy than wait for a title shot

Conor McGregor (16-2 MMA, 4-0 UFC) is coming off a first-round knockout victory over Dustin Poirier at September’s UFC 178 event in Las Vegas. Following his win over “The Diamond”, the brash young Irishman proclaimed himself the divisions number one contender, a notion that UFC president Dana White seems to agree with. McGregor will be...

Sep 29, 2014 3:59 pm

UFC 178 Medical Suspensions: Kennedy Out Up To 6 Months

UFC 178 took place this past weekend, and what a night it was for fight fans. Below are the full medical suspensions for the event, fighters not listed suffered no significant injuries, and are suspended for the mandatory 7-days. MMAFighting obtained the medical report from the NSAC. Tim Kennedy: Required to clear left orbital inferior...

Sep 29, 2014 3:20 pm

Rankings Report: Conor McGregor Cracks Top 5

At UFC 178 this past weekend, Conor McGregor cracked the top 5 rankings for the featherweight division according to the UFC’s official rankings. Prior to his win over Poirier this past weekend McGregor was ranked 9th on the ladder, however with his win he replaced Poirier on the ladder in the #5 spot. McGregor is...

Sep 29, 2014 9:29 am

McGregor Open To Moving Up To Lightweight Eventually

Following his dominant win over Dustin Poirier at UFC 178, Conor McGregor attended the post-fight press conference complete with an “ivory elephant trunk suit” to continue his verbal assault on the featherweight division. (Read about it HERE). McGregor also informed media members that he would be open to fighting at lightweight, but not until after...

Sep 29, 2014 8:08 am

PHOTO | Conor McGregor Celebrates Win Over Poirier

Following his dominant win over Dustin Poirier, Conor McGregor returned to the comfort of his presidential suite to relax with his family and team. Check it out: Post by Conor McGregor.

Sep 29, 2014 7:59 am

QUICK TWITT: Nik Lentz Calls Out Conor McGregor

Following his dominant, quick, 1st round KO over Dustin Poirier at UFC 178 this past weekend, Conor McGregor’s name was potentially thrown in for a title shot against the winner of Jose Aldo vs. Chad Mendes. Nik Lentz has something to say about that, and took to Twitter to do so. .@TheNotoriousMMA You've ducked me...

Sep 29, 2014 5:02 am

QUICK TWITT: Dustin Poirier “Heart Broken” Following McGregor Loss

Saturday night at UFC 178, Dustin Poirier was stopped for the first time in his career, by none other than Conor McGregor. McGregor TKO’d Poirier in just under two minutes into the bout. Yesterday, Poirier sent out a Tweet saying: Live by the sword Die by the sword I'm truly heart broken. — The Diamond (@DustinPoirier) September...

Sep 28, 2014 3:33 pm

Dana Says McGregor Is A Bigger Star Than GSP And Lesnar

UFC President Dana White spoke on the UFC 178 post-fight show on Fox Sports 1 about Conor McGregor’s star power. Earlier in the night, in what has been called ‘the people’s main event,’ McGregor defeated Dustin Poirier via TKO in under 2-minutes of the 1st round. “Conor McGregor is the real deal – he is...

Sep 28, 2014 3:15 pm

QUICK TWITT: Arnold Schwarzenegger Congratulates McGregor

Last night in what is being dubbed the ‘people’s main event’ of UFC 178, Conor McGregor backed up his trash talk and defeated Dustin Poirier via TKO in the first round. Following the fight, former Mr. Olympia, and legendary actor Arnold Schwarzenegger sent a congratulatory Tweet to McGregor. Congratulations to @TheNotoriousMMA on the @ufc victory...

Sep 28, 2014 9:55 am

QUICK TWITT: Pros React To McGregor’s KO Over Poirier

In the main card of UFC 178 last night, Conor McGregor did what he said he would, by knocking out Dustin Poirier in the first round. UFC fighters took to Twitter to Tweet about the moment, and we have compiled some of the best reactions. Yeah buddy! @TheNotoriousMMA @DustinPoirier @ufc — Urijah Faber (@UrijahFaber) September...

Sep 28, 2014 9:08 am

Mendes Fires Back At McGregor

Yesterday at the UFC 178 post-fight press conference, Conor McGregor had some harsh comments about featherweight #1 contender Chad Mendes. McGregor said that he would be attending UFC 179, where Chad Mendes will look to avenge his 2012 loss to champion Jose Aldo. McGregor went on to say: Chad is a 5-foot-6, overblown – he...

Sep 28, 2014 9:00 am

McGregor Slams Division, Says It’s Full Of “Has-Beens”

Conor McGregor continued his tear of the featherweight division last night at UFC 178, extending his UFC record to 4-0, and his win streak to 12. On the main card of the event, he TKO’d Dustin Poirier in the first round with a well placed hook behind the ear. In the post-fight press conference, McGregor...