Dana White Reacts To Dustin Poirier's Khabib Nurmagomedov Callout

UFC On FOX Results: Dustin Poirier Knocks Out Justin Gaethje In A Wild Back-And-Forth War

UFC On FOX Results: Dustin Poirier Knocks Out Justin Gaethje In A Wild Back-And-Forth War

His initial win streak of 4 fights - which included a win over Max Holloway - was stopped by Chan Sung Jung, and two subsequent winning streaks were snapped by Conor McGregor and Michael Johnson.

Last night though was a lot different - not only did Poirier engage Justin Gaethje in his type of fight - a wild brawl - but from the off, even when he got hurt, it never felt like Poirier wasn't in control of the action, and in the end, his hard work paid off. He was forced to walk through hell in order to get there in a fight that was contested on Gaethje's terms when it comes to pace and distance. Gaethje did everything in his power to stay in the fight, but it was not to be, as Poirier's barrage of punches brought in Dean to stop the bout at:33 of the fourth round.

Gaethje targeted Poirier's legs with kicks from the opening bell and the strategy appeared to be paying off as it took its toll on his mobility.

Dustin Poirier vowed to finesse Justin Gaethje, and finesse him he did. "He has no quit in him, and I respect that 100 percent".

While it gets sorted, Poirier could potentially rematch former champ Eddie Alvarez, whom he nearly defeated at UFC 211 a year ago before an illegal knee led to a questionable no contest from Herb Dean.

MMA fans everywhere have a reason to be thankful White did not tab Poirier as a last-minute replacement to face Khabib last week, but you would also have to think the UFC would not pass on the opportunity to cash in on what would legitimately be one of - if not the - biggest fights in UFC history between Khabib and McGregor.

The performances of both fighters earned the instant praise on social media from Nurmagomedov, who captured the title last Saturday by defeating Al Iaquinta at UFC 223 after an idle McGregor was finally stripped of his title. In his last nine fights, Poirier is 7-1 with a no-contest vs. Eddie Alvarez.

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