Daniel Cormier urges Dustin Poirier to not retire after UFC 302: 'He's received some huge cash to be made'

by Christina S. Brown
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Daniel Cormier advises Dustin Poirier in opposition to retirement after UFC 302.

Poirier (30-8 MMA, 22-7 UFC) fell quick in his third shot at undisputed gold when he was submitted by light-weight champion Islam Makhachev (25-1 MMA, 14-1 UFC) on this previous Saturday’s headliner at Prudential Middle in Newark, N.J.

After shedding to Makhachev, Poirier mentioned which will have been his ultimate battle. Cormier doesn’t like listening to Poirier ponder retirement, and sees many massive cash fights for him outdoors of the belt.

“I don’t need to see him go,” Cormier mentioned on his YouTube channel. “I don’t know that he ought to go. I believe that what Dustin Poirier ought to do is take the large fights. He’s such an attraction now on the earth of preventing that he’s received some huge cash to be made, but in addition numerous massive fights available.

“He’s solely 35 years previous, so he can do that for a very long time. Possibly don’t battle as continuously, however proceed to make that stroll as a result of when you’re executed, you’re executed and you may’t come again from it.”

Cormier additionally lauded Poirier for the best way he fought in opposition to Makhachev. ‘The Diamond” confirmed improved takedown protection, however was in the end submitted in Spherical 5.

“He fought pretty much as good in shedding as he’s fought in a very very long time,” Cormier mentioned. “I believe that he was higher (Saturday) than he was in opposition to Benoit Saint Denis, and that’s a credit score to him and his teaching workers. I assumed he fought properly.

“Clearly, you lose, sure, there’s some disappointment. However total, I believe Dustin Poirier goes to be very pleased with his efficiency within the octagon. But when that is it, congrats DP, man. You probably did one thing many may by no means have anticipated you to do.”

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