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Dustin Poirier demands rematch against ‘bitch’ Eddie Alvarez

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Eddie Alvarez and Justin Gaethje fulfilled their promise to deliver a fight for the ages last Saturday night (Dec. 2, 2017) at UFC 218 in Detroit, Michigan, as the two combatants went back-and-forth in an all out brawl that ended with Eddie knocking Justin out in the third and final round.

Now, Dustin Poirier wants his chance to run it back against Alvarez after their initial fight at UFC 211 ended in a no-contest (NC) due to a couple of illegal knees on Eddie’s part (see it all here).

“I felt that should’ve happened before he got that TUF gig. I was winning the fight, some foul stuff happened and we should've run it back,” said Poirier on a recent edition of The MMA Hour. “He shouldn’t have been rewarded with a TV show and another big fight. But, this isn’t the fair business, this is the fight business, so you keep rolling.”

Despite his eagerness to run it back, “The Diamond” doesn’t think Alvarez is in the same hurry to do so.

“I don’t think the guy wants to fight me. He can say what he wants to say, his coaches can say that they wanted the fight. Originally we both agreed, or supposedly I heard that he agreed to fight me in October in Vegas, and that’s what I was kind of started to prepare for,” revealed Dustin. “I was training in Florida for that, then it got moved to five weeks later against Pettis.”

In a recent interview of his own on The MMA Hour, Alvarez stated he felt Poirier was simply looking for a way out of their UFC 211 bout. It’s a sentiment that doesn’t sit too well with Dustin, who didn’t hold back in his assessment of Alvarez as a person.

“I’m not a quitter man. Look at my history. If he has to tell himself that to feel good about the 10 minutes he got his ass whooped, whatever. The crazy thing is, I grew up looking up to Eddie. He was a big name fighting out of Japan and HDNet used to do specials on him and I was a young fighter then and I really liked the guy,” said Dustin.

“Still, now I respect him as a fighter, he’s a strong fighter and has a lot of heart. But as a person, he’s a bitch, man. He’s talking shit when I stood up for him in the heat of the moment. Maybe in the heat of the moment it was an accident, but now that I’ve gone back and watched the fight as a fan like he said, and I think it was on purpose. It was veteran move, he knew he was going out of that fight and he saw a chance to land a strike on a guy and did it. He knew exactly what he was doing, so he quit,” he added.

“Fuck Eddie, fight me five rounds and let’s see who quits.” A five-round war between these two strikers? I’m all for it.

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