After his defeat against Charles Oliveira, Dustin Poirier wonders about the rest of his career

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MMA – When he thinks of his next fights, Dustin Poirier does not know if he should privilege the money or the athlete.

Often referred to as a “champion without a crown,” Dustin Poirier once again stumbled in the last match. Like against Khabib Nurmagomedov in 2019, the American lost to Charles Oliveira for the Lightweight title last month. Indeed, the Brazilian retained his belt by submission in the third round.

During an exchange with Teddy Atlas, Poirier returned to the consequences of this disillusionment for the rest of his career.

“(I find it hard to) see the positive side of this loss and the lesson I could learn from it,” he said. “It’s the same when I look at myself in the mirror and ask myself, ‘What happens next? “. That’s the big question… If I’m no longer in the title race, am I fighting to get back to it? Or am I fighting for a check? Do I fight because I like to fight? This is the big question I have to answer. I’m still trying to take it all in. “

Fortunately for him, Poirier can count on the unwavering support of his wife and his coach.

“(My wife) and my boxing coach told me the exact same thing. They both said they were 100% supportive of me no matter what I do. They told me that with the right frame of mind I could beat anyone in the world, ”he added.

For now, Dustin Poirier seems determined to get a fight against Nate Diaz. The Louisiana has said he is considering a rise in Welterweight for the rest of his career.

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