Poirier expresses his desire to test himself in boxing and points out his ideal rival for his debut in the noble art

Veteran says preparation would be more comfortable compared to MMA and mentions old rival in statement

Dustin Poirier will be in action at UFC 302. Photo: Reproduction/Instagram/UFC

Dustin poirier want to test yourself against Nate diaz in boxing. Photo: Reproduction/Instagram/UFC

At the end of his MMA career, Dustin poirier He was willing to venture into other sports before hanging up his gloves permanently. Aware that many UFC athletes have migrated to boxing, the North American did not hide his desire to test himself in the noble art in the future. According to the fighter, preparing for the fight would be less stressful.

“A boxing match? Of course (that would excite me). Of course. Just a change of speed, a different training ground, just something different. I've been in MMA for a while now, and I still love preparing for fights and I love fighting. But, if I were to just practice boxing, preparing for a fight would be much less taxing on the body. Without wrestling, without jiu-jitsu, it would be boxing, running, swimming. That would be fun,” he said. Dustin poirier in an interview with The MMA Hour.


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As he continued his speech, the veteran pointed to his old rival as the ideal opponent for a boxing confrontation.

“I would fight with Nate diaz, I would fight Nate. Either one (MMA or boxing works for me), but I would rather (fight) Nate in boxing,” he concluded.


D. Poirier (left) and N. Diaz (right) have been flirting with a confrontation for a few months. Photo: SUPER FIGHTS montage

At 35 years old, Poirier is coming off a defeat to Islam makhachev No. UFC 302, where he wasted the opportunity to become linear lightweight champion (up to 70,3kg.). In doubt about possible retirement, the fighter does not rule out one last appearance before retiring.

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