Dustin Poirier last faced Justin Gaethje for the rematch where the BMF title was on the line; Gaethje was successful in getting vengeance as he brutally knocked out Poirier in the 2nd round. Interestingly, Poirier was considered as a replacement when Charles Oliveira pulled out – and as usual, Poirier was ready to capitalize on the golden opportunity, but to his disappointment Alexander Volkanovski was prioritized above him.
Poirier is ready to fight in a few weeks if the opportunity is presented. However, he said he would be delighted to be featured in the iconic UFC 300 event, which is expected to take place in April 2024. Perhaps Poirier could fight Gaethje for the trilogy match.
Dustin Poirier on his potential comeback
In a recent interview with MMA Fighting, Dustin Poirier explained why fighting at the UFC 300 event would be ideal for him. “My current mindset, I’d fight in six weeks, I’d fight in eight weeks if the fight made sense and I was excited about it,” Poirier said, as quoted by mmafighting.com.
“I’ve been in the UFC since UFC 125 and I missed 200. know I’m not gonna be around for 400, so it’s kind of a cool opportunity if it comes together, but I honestly have no clue of my my return date or time frame, but UFC 300 is enticing”.
Poirier further said: “I think I fit where I have for the last decade, I think I’ve been a top-10, top-five fighter, and my track record proves that for the last 10 years. Plus, I came into the UFC, my debut was against the number one contender at the time, so I’m never far away from the biggest fights possible and I train every day like it, and I go about my life like it. That’s just what it is”.