ATT Owner Dan Lambert Speaks On Match Between Poirier and Khabib
Dustin Poirier and Khabib Nurmagomedov are expected to fight each other this fall in Abu Dhabi. Poirier’s coach Dan Lambert shares his thoughts on the potential match.
Lambert, the owner of American Top Team, has a ton of faith in his fighter. Lately, Poirier has proved himself as an elite fighter. His win over Max Holloway last month cements that. Although Poirier was the underdog, he dominated. Lambert was not surprised as he told BJPenn.com.
“We liked the fight going in but I don’t blame the oddsmakers or anyone thinking Max was going to win. The run he has been on is incredible…We thought Dustin was the bigger hitter and people underestimated his cardio. We thought he could take the fight where he needed to take it.”
Dan Lambert went on to praise Poirier, and the struggles he has overcome.
“Not a lot of guys are that in the gym that I would be happier for. Poirier has been through a lot for a long period of time. To take the path he took to keep chugging along and then to get what he got to beat a guy like Holloway was pretty cool.”
Despite this, Lambert is aware that the toughest tests are still ahead. He maintains confidence in Poirier’s ability to do what has not been done before; beating Khabib Nurmagomedov.
“Khabib has become a star. He has that monster win over Conor McGregor and he is a beast…Khabib hasn’t lost many rounds or many seconds of a fight. If Dustin is standing in front of a tired Khabib in the fourth round like Al Iaquinta was, Khabib is in for a world of s–t.”
Dustin Poirier is rumored to be facing Khabib Nurmagomedov in September.