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Dustin Poirier had some strong words for what he wants after his impressive second-round TKO win over Eddie Alvarez this past weekend. Via MMAJunkie.com:

“They already know what I’m going to say: If it’s not a title fight, I’m not answering the phone,

He went on to explain why, and how his priorities are with his family right now.

“I’m just trying to enjoy my life and my family now,” he said. “I started this camp injured from my (Justin) Gaethje fight. I’m not in a big rush. They’ll call me when they’re ready.”

However, there is one opponent Poirier might be willing to bend on, and that’s Tony Ferguson- for the right price.

“It’s really up to them for an offer,” Poirier said. “It has to make sense. … Money talks.”

Poirier has said he is confident he can beat anyone in the division, and that includes Ferguson. However, the ideal scenario for him. is a straight title shot from here. He recently inked a new deal with ‘championship language’, so he’s looking at winning the belt.

“The best-case scenario would be Conor and Khabib fight, and I fight the winner at the beginning of next year.”


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Eddie Alvarez made a long post, most of which is very good except for the part where he says he and Poirier are 1-1.

There are no grey areas in Fighting , one man will lose and the other will win , this is why I love this game . Controversial calls , judging , and fan support can always add to the drama but in the end 1 will stand and 1 will fall . Hats off to Dustin and his team he stayed calm under pressure and fought beautifully this makes us 1-1 . In no way will I judge Godard harshly , We have the same Job ! he has to make decisions in split seconds just like I do , and he makes them with my health and my opponents in mind . What’s done is done . As for Mark Henry calling for an elbow in the heat of the moment . An angled elbow is an incredible shot from the position I was in , it’s actually the only shot you can throw . We simply had a miscommunication, it happens in war more often than not , this was a case of “friendly fire” and we ended up on the losing end of this battle . But let’s remember Ricardo and Mark are also responsible for my UFC world title , and wins over some of the greatest fighters in the UFC , He’s the hardest worker on our team , obsessive, detailed , and pushes us all to understand the opportunity we have in front of is on a world stage . He’s my coach , friend , and Been a mentor of mine for longer than most of you know . Losing is never satisfying , I don’t lose often but when I do I grow the most as a person/fighter . Adjustments will be made , if anything this loss will add to the joy of my next Victory ! I want to thank my team , coaches , my family , and everyone who supports me in this journey . My family especially, the sacrifice falls on the back of my wife and our children . We experience great Joy in our victories and incredible Pain in our losses but our only other option is to avoid the experience and feel nothing at all . We are grateful to be able to fight every time the walk is made to the octagon , and anxiously awaiting the the opportunity to make that walk again . Thank you @ufc . I was brought here , not to win , but to entertain.... Are you not entertained ???? T.H.N.Q

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