Daniel Cormier Calls Dustin Poirier’s Potential Retirement ‘Negotiating Thing’ To Get ‘Big Fights,’ Vouches For Colby Covington vs. ‘The Diamond’

DC explains how "The Diamond" could use his possible retirement to land the best fights available.

Daniel Cormier Talks Abt Dustin Poirier
Daniel Cormier Talks Abt Dustin Poirier - Image credit @dustinpoirier Instagram @Danielcormier Youtube
  • Daniel Cormier thinks Dustin Poirier could use his potential retirement to get big fights in the future
  • DC proposes a showdown between Colby Covington and “The Diamond”

Daniel Cormier views Dustin Poirier’s potential retirement announcement as a way of getting big fights and Colby Covington could be one of the best matchups there is.

DC weighed in on Dustin’s retirement

Speaking on his YouTube channel, DC made a good point by stating that Poirier may have put himself in an advantageous position by talking about his potential retirement. For Cormier, it’s a good selling point to secure “big fights” moving forward, especially at this stage of “The Diamond’s” career.

“Dustin Poirier, for me, like I said, selfishly, I don’t want him to go. He’s made a ton of money, he’s very happy in his life and he thinks that it might be time to go but one thing he didn’t do though, he was not definitive. He didn’t go, ‘I’m for sure done with fighting.’ He said I may be done,” Cormier said.

“He goes, there’s a possibility I come back and I, for my part, thought that that was a bit of a negotiating thing going, ‘Hey, bring me big fights. If you’re gonna want me to fight, they have to be big fights. They have to be, if I’m not fighting for a championship, I need to be fighting for something that matters,'” he continued.

DC wants to see Dustin face Colby

Shortly after Poirier’s title fight loss to Islam Makhachev at UFC 302, Alexander Volkanovski called him out for a “massive” showdown. While Cormier likes the idea, he also suggests a grudge match between “The Diamond” and Covington.

“I don’t know what that is exactly but something has to be big enough to make Dustin Poirier go, ‘I want to do that.’ Alexander Volkanovski said he’s down to fight him… him and Colby [Covington] have had bad blood forever. I would love to see those two [fight],” Cormier said.

In line with Cormier’s suggestion, former welterweight champion Kamaru Usman has also expressed his interest in taking on Poirier should he considers moving up to 170.

Poirier said nothing is certain about his future as he needs to figure out a good reason to continue competing. As it stands, “The Diamond” is still the No. 3 lightweight contender in the official UFC rankings.

Watch DC’s full video below:

Published on June 5, 2024 at 1:40 pm
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