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Dustin Poirier does no longer search recordsdata from Charles Oliveira’s grit, but wants to take a look at it at UFC 269

COCONUT CREEK, Fla. – Dustin Poirier won’t underestimate UFC light-weight champion Charles Oliveira.

The long-established UFC intervening time light-weight titleholder doesn’t search a lack of coronary heart or grit in Oliveira (31-8 MMA, 19-8 UFC) sooner than their championship bout in the first match of UFC 269 on Dec. 11 in Las Vegas.

Now not like fresh criticism by top contender Justin Gaethje, Poirier (28-6 MMA, 20-5 UFC) feels the Brazilian has earned his tricky man stripes and has proved he can overcome adversity. Nonetheless, that doesn’t indicate Poirier is no longer drawn to placing Oliveira to the take a look at.

“I would prefer to for the battle to realize that level where we all discover in front of the enviornment,” Poirier told MMA Junkie. “That’s the aim of mine to salvage this battle into those deep waters and search who undoubtedly wants it more, search who’s prepared to bleed more and leave it all obtainable on legend of I do know I will. No search recordsdata from about it.

“Nonetheless going to what Justin (Gaethje) talked about, Dude, I’ve talked about this. I’m announcing the identical sh*t over and yet again and it feels corny, but when a fighter goes obtainable – where our closing battle is the largest – and he bought damage, came again the second spherical, and confirmed championship grit and carried out Michael Chandler, a man who unswerving took Justin to the to hell. So if that claims anything, , you’re as inspiring as your closing battle. He’s an global champion.”

Oliveira claimed the vacant UFC light-weight title from Michael Chandler in Also can. The championship rob prolonged his successful traipse to nine in a row.

But, no matter the impressive bustle, Poirier feels Oliveira is underestimated, by many and that’s a mistake the Louisiana native refuses to originate.

“Yeah, man, I don’t love that and I don’t desire to salvage caught up in that mindset,” Poirier talked about. “A battle is a battle and this man is extremely unhealthy. He has so many finishes in the UFC, so extra special skills. And I’m no longer placing that aside. Here’s an limitless battle for him, for his legacy, for me, and for my legacy.

“Your complete skills right through our complete profession has built up to this battle, . The fellow is extremely unhealthy and undoubtedly capable. And yeah, that’s all I purchased to claim. I admire his creep to salvage where he’s at, to be the undisputed champ on legend of I even have the same one.”

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