We knew going into last night’s Fight Night that the Dustin Poirier and Yancy Medeiros fight was going to be good, but how good? Poirier seems revitalized after moving back up to lightweight, and Medeiros hasn’t gone to a decision , win or lose, for five years. In the end, we got what we asked for, despite the fight being a one-sided blast upside Medeiros’ head. Poirier took it to him in a way only seen in a videogame or a Grey Maynard loss. It was brutal.
Check out the replay:
After that, you can only respect the fact that Yancy took everything Poirier had and then asked for more until the ref said that he couldn’t have extra helpings of punishment. Maybe a glutton for pain, no one ever said Yancy wasn’t tough as hell.
That’s perfectly shown here, as Poirier gives him big props after the fight: