UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov tries to submit Dustin Poirier during their title fight at UFC 242 in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, in September 2019. Photo: Reuters UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov tries to submit Dustin Poirier during their title fight at UFC 242 in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, in September 2019. Photo: Reuters
UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov tries to submit Dustin Poirier during their title fight at UFC 242 in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, in September 2019. Photo: Reuters

UFC: Dustin Poirier says Conor McGregor loss helped his ‘evolution’, while Khabib Nurmagomedov loss taught him ‘defensive responsibility’

  • ‘The Diamond’ says he stopped caring ‘about the noise’ after McGregor TKO in 2014
  • Poirier, who beat Dan Hooker last week, ‘knows’ he can beat lightweight champion Khabib in a rematch

Topic |   Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC)
UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov tries to submit Dustin Poirier during their title fight at UFC 242 in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, in September 2019. Photo: Reuters UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov tries to submit Dustin Poirier during their title fight at UFC 242 in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, in September 2019. Photo: Reuters
UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov tries to submit Dustin Poirier during their title fight at UFC 242 in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, in September 2019. Photo: Reuters
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