Victorious Poirier wants Nurmagomedov

Victorious Poirier wants Nurmagomedov

Dustin Poirier wants to fight for the UFC's lightweight title next, and if that happens, it's a good thing Khabib Nurmagomedov isn't expected to compete for several months.

With the victory, the 29-year-old Poirier becomes an interesting candidate to face new champion Khabib Nurmagomedov in an already overcrowded UFC lightweight division.

"Twenty 20 in the UFC, up and down weight classes", Poirier said.

Poirier, though, is a man whose own penchant for action could well rival anyone's and sure enough, when push came to shove, he was able to handle the heat and record a huge win for his title aspirations.

"I'm content with what just happened, as insane and as stupid as that sounds", said Gaethje, the No. 6 lightweight.

"The Diamond" has been a part of the UFC roster for over 7 years and he believes that it is finally his chance to secure a title shot. "This is entertainment business and I fight for money".

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Gaethje earned the nickname "The Highlight" for his hyper aggressive style, but Poirier took the fight to him. With his legs chewed up by Gaethje's most valuable weapon, Poirier began shooting for takedowns, but the ex-WSOF champ shucked off every one of his attempts, kept walking Poirier down, and momentarily rocked him with a right hand.

"This guy would've died in here if Herb Dean didn't stop it", Poirier said. "But I felt like I got my wheels under me pretty quick".

"I didn't see the shot - I think it hit me somewhere on the left side - and I backed myself up against the cage, which is something I don't want to do with a guy like that, especially when they hurt you", Poirier said.

As Gaethje opened Round 4 with another leg kick, Poirier countered with a beautifully timed left straight that put him on skates, then unloaded a typhoon of strikes that sent him to the canvas and prompted Dean to wave it all off 33 seconds in.

Kenai Andrews checks in with his thoughts on the main card.

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