Dustin Poirier Considers Retirement After Loss to Islam Makhachev at UFC 302

Dustin Poirier
Dustin Poirier (UFC)

Following his defeat to Islam Makhachev at UFC 302, Dustin Poirier contemplated retirement, a decision he hinted at before the fight. Poirier revealed that had he won the lightweight championship, he would have retired on the same night, leaving behind a legacy written by his journey in the sport.

In an interview on “The MMA Hour,” Poirier shared his intentions, expressing that his story unfolded as it was meant to, despite not ending with a championship victory. The loss marked a significant moment for Poirier, who reflected on the possibility of ending his career as a champion.

Dustin Poirier
Dustin Poirier (UFC)

Despite the defeat, Poirier’s plan to retire as a champion remained unchanged. His loss to Makhachev, marked by a fifth-round submission via d’arce choke, left him with injuries to recover from, including damaged ribs, a broken nose, and a partially torn ACL.

As Poirier contemplates his future, he admits to leaning towards retirement, especially after his title shot. The prospect of having to fight multiple times to regain a championship opportunity doesn’t appeal to him. He’s in a state of uncertainty, taking each day as it comes, evaluating his feelings and the possibilities ahead.

With his future in the UFC uncertain, fans may have witnessed Poirier’s last fight in the Octagon at UFC 302. As he grapples with the decision to retire or continue his career, Poirier remains focused on his well-being and the path ahead, acknowledging that his next move will shape the next chapter of his life beyond the cage.

Jay Patel

Written by Jay Patel

Jay Patel resides in Vadodara, he is an experienced sports fan with over 7 years in the sports industry. He creates sports related videos at MiceNewsPH.

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