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Dustin Poirier vows to ‘Sleep’ Islam Makhachev during heated UFC 302 presser: ‘Listen to your coaches and box with me’

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Dustin Poirier vows to ‘Sleep’ Islam Makhachev during heated UFC 302 presser: ‘Listen to your coaches and box with me’



Appearing at tonight’s official pre-fight press conference ahead of UFC 302, former interim lightweight champion, Dustin Poirier most definitely entered with a chip on his shoulder before his fight with Islam Makhachev, vowing to “sleep” the Russian in their championship clash this weekend.

Poirier is a former lightweight interim gold winner and currently ranked number four divisional contender. He returns to the Prudential Centre in New Jersey this weekend, trying to win the undisputed light weight crown for the third time in a showdown against Makhachev.

Islam UFC 302 presser

Landing an impressive knockout win over Benoit Saint Denis back in March at UFC 299, Dustin Poirier vowed to “sleep” Makhachev this weekend in Newark, encouraging the Russian to believe the apparent hype regarding his striking prowess and throw down with him.

Poirier UFC 302

Makhachev has been out of action since October last year. He won a spectacular victory at UFC 294 over former champion Alexander Volkanovski. In the opening round, he knocked Volkanovski out with a powerful high-kick.

And sharing the stage with middleweight talents, Sean Strickland and Paulo Costa – who take co-main event honors in a five round clash…



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