Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInPin on PinterestEmail to someone

Dustin Poirier came on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show to explain why he was interested in taking on Garry Tonon in a grappling match, which now has been called off.


''We were supposed to fight a while back, then he was talking a little bit of trash, that was the reason I wanted to go out there and beat him up, but now that he's not taking fights, I've got to move on.''

— Poirier, on possible fight with Nate Diaz

In addition to discussing Tonon, “The Diamond” shared what UFC fights (4:50) he’s interested in next, saying he’s moving on from a desired bout vs. Nate Diaz. Poirier said he’s interested in a rematch with Conor McGregor and (11:01) looked back at his title fight vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov before giving his thoughts on Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson.

Finally, (13:50) Poirier, who is currently stationed in Florida, revealed he had a meeting with American Top Team’s Dan Lambert about Colby Covington and “keeping everything business right now.”


Poirier, the third-ranked contender in a stacked lightweight division, is still waiting for the UFC to offer him his next fight after he lost a heartbreaker at UFC 242 to Nurmagomedov. He recently shared a tweet from inside the octagon following that fight, that has since gone viral.