Lightweight contender Dustin Poirier has “championship language” in his new UFC contract
Surging UFC lightweight fighter Dustin Poirier will return to action in the headliner of next month’s UFC on FOX 29 event when he squares off with perennial division contender Justin Gaethje.
“The Diamond” has gone 6-1 (with 1 no-contest) over his past eight fights and will be bringing a fresh new UFC contract into his main event scrap with Justin Gaethje.
In a recent interview with MMAJunkie’s Mike Bohn, Poirier revealed that his new UFC deal includes “championship language” which involves a plan for when he wins the promotions coveted 155-pound strap.
“I just rewashed my old contract after my last fight and got a new contract,” Poirier stated. “I got close to my goal. I still believe I’m worth more money, but we’re happy with where we’re at. Me and the UFC are on good terms and like I’ve said, I would fight the rest of my career in the UFC. I want to fight until I’m 35. I would love to do another six years in the UFC, but as of right now I’m happy, and I hope they’re happy. I’m going to keep putting on great shows and putting everything into my training camps. That’s all I can do.”
“I don’t know how many contracts I’ve had with the UFC, but this is my first contract with championship language in it,” Poirier said. “We have a plan figured out for when I win the belt, and it’s in my contract. This is my first contract with that in it, and I’ve had a lot of contracts with the UFC. This is the closest I’ve ever come to being a world champion, and everything is happening like clockwork like it’s supposed to.”
Prior to that, Poirier was engaged in a thrilling fight with Eddie Alvarez that unfortunatlely ended in a no-contest after the former champ landed some illegal knees on “The Diamond”.
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