Paid in full! It won’t be wrong to say that after back-to-back blockbuster fights against Conor McGregor, Dustin Poirier has seen a lot of things change around him. Needless to say, it has not deterred him from his mixed martial arts journey. The luxurious life does add value to the brand that he has become today for the world of mixed martial arts.
Ahead of his second attempt at the undisputed UFC gold, Dustin Poirier arrived in Las Vegas, a week before the hugely anticipated UFC 269 PPV, in his private plane. “Private plane man! Championship fight week. We are trying to do it big.” He said, during a media interaction for UFC Embedded.
In what will be his second attempt at the UFC gold, having lost to Khabib Nurmagoedov in his first attempt, Dustin Poirier will look to finally secure the lightweight gold to realize his dream of becoming the undisputed lightweight champion.
Poirier has held a UFC gold in the past, however, it comes as no surprise that Poirier was not content with the “interim” tag in front of the lightweight gold. After three back-to-back incredible performances, which included the Fight of the Year performance against Dan Hooker and the rematch and trilogy with Conor McGregor, Dustin Poirier will finally step inside the cage for one more time in his bid to grab the lightweight gold against Brazilian ace Charles Oliveira.
Dustin Poirier to face Charles Oliveira for the UFC lightweight championship at UFC 269
At UFC 269, it will go down inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. While the main event between Charles Oliveira vs Dustin Poirier is bound to keep you on the edge of your seats, there are several other exciting match-ups that can steal your attention.
— The Diamond (@DustinPoirier) December 1, 2021
In the co-main events, after a long wait, fans will finally get to see Julianna Penna attempt to snap Amanda Nunes’ undefeated streak and become the bantamweight champion. Quite exciting!
Sean O’Malley returns to the cage against Raulian Paiva, while Geoff Neal makes his UFC return against Santiago Ponzinibbio. Cody Garbrandt will drop down to the flyweight division and will take on the very formidable Kai Kara France.