Undisputed UFC lightweight Russian champ Khabib Nurmagomedov is one of the most impressive fighter in MMA history, but Dustin Poirier isn’t sweating the Russian’s takedowns. Ahead of his UFC 242 lightweight title unification bout with Khabib Nurmagomedov, the interim champion Poirier is more focusing on his own game than his foe’s. During an interview, Dustin Poirier said with confidence.
Dustin Poirier Interview
“I’m not worried about his takedowns so much,” Dustin Poirier told MMA Junkie at his home gym, American Top Team, recently . “I need to hurt this guy. That’s a huge part of this training camp. Putting myself in good positions to win the rounds and win the fight. Staying off the fence. Getting up off the ground. But, at the same time, I need to do what I do.”
“I have the opportunity to make history and do something that’s never been done. I’m embracing that… I’m just excited that I put myself in this position and that I have an opportunity to show the world how great I am on the biggest scale possible and unify these belts. Make history – that’s what this is about.” Watch Online Khabib Nurmagomedov Vs Tony Ferguson pay per view
Khabib Vs Dustin UFC 242
Dustin Poirier will enter this UFC 242 title unification bout against Nurmagomedov on an impressive six-fight unbeaten streak. Highlights of this run include defeats of Anthony Pettis, Justin Gaethje, Eddie Alvarez, and most recently, UFC featherweight champ Max Holloway, who he defeated to claim the interim lightweight belt. He’s 25-5 overall. Well, right now the whole world is waiting for Khabib Vs Dustin UFC 242 at Abu Dhabi on 7 Sep 2019.
Khabib Nurmagomedov, meanwhile, boasts an incredible overall record of 27-0, highlighted by dominant wins over stars like Conor McGregor, Al Iaquinta, Edson Barboza, Michael Johnson, and Rafael dos Anjos. The most interesting fact about the Russian Eagle last year when he beat Conor McGregor on challenge fight and surprise the world with his fighting skills.