MMA – Recently, Dustin Poirier hinted at a class change, Islam Makhachev reacted to the draft of “The Diamond”.
In 2021, Dustin Poirier achieved the feat of beating Conor McGregor twice, earlier than dropping to the light-weight champion Charles Oliveira at UFC 269. After his loss to the Brazilian, Dustin Poirier is considering an increasing number of about shifting up to welterweight, identical to Nate Diaz had achieved for his return.
If he moved up a class, Dustin Poirier would have loads of new names to take care of. In light-weight, he at the moment ranks second in the standings.
However, aside from the sporting facet, Islam Makhachev sees extra of a monetary curiosity in it. The latter can also be not very optimistic about the potential advantages of Dustin Poirier in the welterweight class.
Islam Makhachev spoke in an interview given to Red Corner MMA “I believe he simply desires to make money. He is aware of he’ll now not be champion. That’s what he thinks about money now. He simply desires to select the class the place he can earn the most money. It’s my opinion. »
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The latter additionally took the alternative to open up to his future: “Charles Oliveira is champion now, and he has proven good expertise in his final two clashes. That’s why I believe that at the finish of the yr, we are going to meet in Abu Dhabi. »
On February 26, Islam Makhachev, fourth in the light-weight class, will meet Beneil Dariush, third in the standings. Although Justin Gaethje be the subsequent challenger to the belt, the winner could possibly be one step nearer to a title shot.
Do you assume Dustin Poirier belongs in the welterweight class?