Khabib Nurmagomedov hopes Islam Makhachev finishes Dustin Poirier within 3 rounds

Khabib Nurmagomedov does not underestimate Dustin Poirier. However, he hopes Islam Makhachev finishes him within 3 rounds.

by Aryan Lakhani
Khabib Nurmagomedov hopes Islam Makhachev finishes Dustin Poirier within 3 rounds
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Islam Makhachev is confident of finishing Dustin Poirier in his 3rd title defense. After facing Dustin Poirier, Khabib knows his strengths and weaknesses; he made a plan in which he hopes to see Makhachev finishing Poirier within 2-3 rounds.

On the flip side, Dustin Poirier is looking forward to a knockout win. The outcome will be crystal clear on 1st June. The entire world is waiting to see who rises victoriously.

Khabib Nurmagomedov on underestimating Dustin Poirier

In a recent YouTube video, Khabib Nurmagomedov shared his thoughts on Islam Makhachev vs Dustin Poirier.

“Many people underestimate Dustin Poirier,” Nurmagomedov said, as quoted by “I personally fought him, spent three rounds and over 10 minutes with him, and I have a good sense of his strengths and weaknesses.

We are working hard on these aspects".

Khabib Nurmagomedov’s expectations from Islam Makhachev

“Dustin Poirier is very experienced. He’s been in many battles already. Yes, he has lost, but he also has many victories in the UFC, more than 22 or 23 wins.

Using our slang, he is a seasoned warrior. You can’t take him lightly. We have great respect for Dustin, but on June 1, he is our opponent, We have a clearly developed plan for the fight, and I believe Islam will follow it. I really hope that Islam will finish him off in the second or third round”.

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