Dustin Poirier has opened the door to a possible matchup with top-five light-weight Beneil Dariush following ‘The Diamond’s’ hard-fought submission victory over Michael Chandler at UFC 281.
Poirier, the #2 light-weight on the planet, thinks the matchup ‘makes lots of sense’ and that Dariush deserves the combat after successful his final eight in a row together with a dominant resolution win over Poland’s Mateusz Gamrot this previous October.
“That’s one which makes lots of sense. Beneil’s earned his stripes and put away some robust guys, and been wanting nice doing it,” Poirier informed reporters on the UFC 281 post-fight press convention in New York (h/t The Heavy). “We’ll see, I’m not towards it. It’s finally as much as the UFC and my timeframe — after I wish to return. That’s what it comes right down to.”
“I feel it’s a fantastic matchup,” he added. I feel he deserves a prime matchup.”
Poirier defeated Chandler in a Combat of the Night time that noticed each males pocket an additional $50,000 for his or her performances, with Poirier submitting ‘Iron Mike’ with a rear-naked choke within the third spherical.
Dariush final fought at UFC 280 the place he defeated Gamrot through unanimous resolution. He’s at the moment #4 within the UFC light-weight rankings and is taken into account one of the vital technical grapplers within the division.