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The UFC's featherweight division lost a top-10 fighter Thursday, as No. 6-ranked Dustin 'The Diamond' Poirier announced he will move up to lightweight in an attempt to fight closer to his natural weight. Poirier made the announcement on Twitter, where he responded to a fan asking if he was planning to move to the 155-pound division with a simple "Yes." Then, MMAFighting.com reached out to Poirier via text message, and he revealed more about the situation. "I'm big," Poirier said. "The cut made m read news >>

  • 6 days ago
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The #6 ranked UFC featherweight in Dustin Poirier is moving back up to lightweight. After 3 years and 11 fights at 145 lbs, Dustin Poirier has decided to move back up to the lightweight division. Currently the #6 ranked featherweight, Poirier has been competing at the weight class since he made his UFC debut in 2011. As he announced the news on his twitter account, 'the Diamond' will head back to 155 lbs, where he has competed earlier on his career, up until his WEC days in 2010. The 25-year-old read news >>

  • 6 days ago
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Dustin Poirier's featherweight days are over. The former 145-pound contender confirmed to MMAFighting.com that he has decided to resume his fighting career as a lightweight. "I'm big," he wrote via text message. "The cut made me hate the process of getting ready for a fight. I was focused on how to make weight instead of how to beat my opponent. It's sucks to drop out of the rankings, but it has to be done. I'm 180 right now and in great shape." Poirier most recently lost via first-round TKO to read news >>

  • 6 days ago
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Dustin Poirier is moving up in the world ... literally. After a pretty successful run as a featherweight contender, the World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) import is headed back to the 155-pound weight class, following what he described as a string of "brutal" weight cuts, which is to be expected when you walk around at 180 pounds. "The Diamond" announced the plans on Twitter. "@FrigUrself: @DustinPoirier are you moving up to LW?" Yes — The Diamond (@DustinPoirier) December 19, 2014 "@andrewhepburn read news >>

  • 7 days ago
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Eleven-time UFC veteran Dustin Poirier is heading to the promotion’s lightweight division.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

  • a month ago
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UFC featherweight Dustin Poirier is thinking rematch when it comes to the fight he’d most like to take for his next outing. But he’d take Dennis Bermudez, too.Filed under: MMA Rumors, MMAjunkie Radio, News, UFC read news >>

  • a month ago
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Stream or download Monday’s edition of MMAjunkie Radio with guests Stephan Bonnar, Justin McCully and Dustin Poirier.Filed under: Bellator, MMAjunkie Radio, News, Radio, UFC read news >>

  • a month ago
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The sorrow that accompanied falling to the prophetic Conor McGregor at UFC 178 certainly still lingers in the mind of sixth-ranked featherweight Dustin Poirier. After a long war of words in the buildup for the fight, the fifth-ranked McGregor made good on his prediction and KO'd an emotional Poirier in just one minute, 46 seconds to move another step closer to challenging for the featherweight strap. But in the five weeks since his setback to the silver-tongued Irishman, Poirier has shown that h read news >>

  • a month ago
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Dustin Poirier discusses rebounding from his UFC 178 loss to Conor McGregor. read news >>

  • a month ago
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By the time it's all said and done, the fight week Dustin Poirier's experienced at UFC 178 could very well end up being the worst of his career. With Las Vegas swallowed in Irish green, Poirier's grudge match against Conor McGregor effectively propelled itself into the unofficial main event of the pay-per-view card. By the end of it, the cocksure Irishman took the air of a soothsayer, his prediction of a first-round knockout validated in less than two minutes, while Poirier was left shell-shocke read news >>

  • a month ago
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After plenty of lobbying, Dustin Poirier got his much-desired fight against the always-vocal Conor McGregor at UFC 178, which went down this past September in Las Vegas, Nevada. Unfortunately, the fight didn't go as Dustin would have hoped, as McGregor knocked him out in the very first round (video), putting to an end months and months of trash talk in only a matter of minutes. Admitting he was truly heartbroken with the loss, Dustin says he has moved forward, but admits getting over the defeat read news >>

  • a month ago
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The MMA Hour is back in your life on Monday. Below is a rundown of the show, which starts this week an hour earlier than usual: 12:00 p.m. ET -- Rory MacDonald will be in studio to discuss his most recent win over Tarec Saffiedine, his upcoming title shot, competing in Metamoris and more. 12:55 p.m. -- UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey will talk about her upcoming title fight against Cat Zingano at UFC 184. 1:20 p.m. -- Dustin Poirier will discuss rebounding from his UFC 178 loss to read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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Conor McGregor’s blistering first-round TKO win over Dustin Poirier has likely earned him a shot at the winner of Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes for the UFC featherweight title. UFC President Dana White hinted at the news on Thursday. "Here’s the thing: If you go down the list, every one of those guys has fought Jose Aldo already. Conor hasn’t," White told UFC.com's Matt Parrino. "So who do you line up next for the champ other than Conor? Everybody else has fought him." McGregor, who has only fought read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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UFC featherweight Conor McGregor's win over Dustin Poirier at UFC 178 was, by all accounts, impressive and important. According to UFC President Dana White, it could also be just the thing that puts McGregor in front of the winner of UFC 179's featherweight title bout between champion Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes. "Here's the thing: If you go down the list, every one of those guys has fought Jose Aldo already," White said to UFC.com on Thursday. "Conor hasn't. So who do you line up next for the cha read news >>

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