Khabib Nurmagomedov facing off against Dustin Poirier would just have been seen as yet another Khabib fight had it happened over a year ago. However, it has been quite an eventful time for both these men. Khabib’s last opponent was Conor McGregor who he easily defeated last year, but both the men were suspended since. Poirier is now the interim champion. Khabib vs Poirier will determine who wins the unified UFC World Lightweight Championship.
The stakes are high here and both these men are fighters who perform their best in high-pressure situations. Here’s a closer look:
Khabib has literally been being prepped to be a destroyer of worlds since the day he was born. His entire life has been fighting and honing skills specific to MMA. Gonna be tough to overcome that. But I love that Poirier is game as fuck. This will be awesome. #UFC242
— Tommy Toe Hold (@TommyToeHold) August 31, 2019
Why is Poirier Khabib’s Toughest Opponent So Far
Poirier’s last four opponents have been Holloway, Alvarez, Pettis and Gaethje – all four impressive names who have shown their ability to win over the most fierce of opponents. The current champion now faces the undefeated Khabib, but he is really prepared for it considering the people he has faced heading into this match.
The final showdown in Khabib vs Poirier would be interesting because both these men have a varied range of attacks. They can use the classic UFC ground and pound style while they are also good wrestlers who can choke each other out! It will be an interesting battle of similar styles.
Just trying to raise my hands in the air as the undisputed world champion and give others a voice and a reason to smile. The older I get the more I understand my platform. #DreamChasers
— The Diamond (@DustinPoirier) September 1, 2019
What’s Next for the Two After Khabib vs Poirier
The winner of this fight is likely to face off against Tony Ferguson, the biggest name in the division at the moment. A match between Khabib vs Ferguson is the stuff of dreams and it will be interesting to see who wins that one. Moreover, there’s also the looming shadow of a McGregor rematch! Stay tuned with us for more details on what’s next after UFC 242.