THIS Is Why Dustin Poirier Is Special!

I’m getting excited now. We’re just a matter of days removed from a hugely pivotal matchup for this era of mixed martial arts.

And don’t get me wrong, I don’t only mean that in terms of the ‘will Conor McGregor regain his form’ narrative.

Because in recent months, and it has been a slow burn, I’ve found myself becoming more and more drawn into what this fight means for Dustin Poirier and what a win would do as a statement about his merits as one of this era’s defining fighters.

That second fight between these two showed me a lot about Dustin, it showed me things about The Diamond that I couldn’t have helped but overlooked - given his status as the barrier between my country’s biggest star - and his quest for redemption.

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