Michael Bisping Says Dustin Poirier’s ‘Insane’ UFC Resume ‘Smokes’ Islam Makhachev’s

"The Count" thinks "The Diamond" beats Islam in terms of UFC resume.

Bisping Talks Islam Vs Poirier
Bisping Talks Islam Vs Poirier - Image credit @dustinpoirier Instagram @Bisping Youtube
  • Michael Bisping thinks Dustin Poirier still has a better resume than Islam Makhachev
  • “The Count” weighed in on what should “The Diamond” do next after UFC 302

Michael Bisping puts Dustin Poirier’s records over Islam Makhachev regardless of what happens at UFC 302.

Dustin beats Islam’s resume

Speaking on his podcast, “The Count” made a good point by emphasizing how stellar Poirier’s UFC resume is compared to Makhachev.

“When you look at Poirier, I mean, it’s insane,” Bisping raved. “Max Holloway multiple times. Eddie Alvarez, Justin Gaethje, Anthony Pettis, Conor McGregor three times, Jim Miller, Dan Hooker, Oliveira, [Michael] Chandler, Gaethje again, Benoit St. Denis. In terms of experience, he’s fought the tougher guys. I think that’s fair to say. Now, competition in common, Islam beat Charles Oliveira whereas Dustin lost.”

What should Dustin do next

As a former UFC champion himself, Bisping wants Poirier to do the most logical thing to do after UFC 302. According to the Brit, “The Diamond” will not be wrong to retire if he ends up losing to Makhachev. However, it’s a no-brainer to defend his title if he wins.

“I think if he loses then yeah, okay he’ll probably retire,” Bisping said of Poirier. “Three shots at the undisputed belt you know he gave it his all, he’s made the money all the rest of it. I think if he wins, he’s gonna defend that belt,” Bisping said of Poirier’s potential retirement. “I mean, I had the eye issue. [My wife] Rebecca said, ‘Right, okay, so you finally got your title fight, are you gonna retire win or lose?’ I’m like, ‘Babe, if I lose, I’ll retire. If I win, you’re out of your goddamn mind. We’re getting the big bucks.’”

“So, I think if Dustin pulls it off, I think we’ll see him stick around,” he continued. “If he loses then that will be a great time and the perfect send-off. It would be emotional because Dustin’s given the sport so much. He’s been a fantastic ambassador and he’s fought with nothing but his heart and soul. That last time with Benoit St. Denis, that just summarizes Dustin Poirier to an absolute tee.”

Poirier will be looking to finally win a title to his name in his third crack at UFC gold. On the other hand, Makhachev will try and defend his lightweight title before figuring out if he would really move up to welterweight.

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Published on May 28, 2024 at 12:49 pm
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