Dustin Poirier aimed to be the best and in order to do that like anyone else he had to face the best, and that he did. Poirier came in as the underdog at #UFC236 with most fan and MMA commentators having Max Holloway to win the fight by the third round. This was not to be however, Dustin fought through a bloody battle against Max to be crowned the new interim lightweight champion by unanimous decision.
Holloway did fight wall and his fan though shocked at the loss we must say many respects to him. Holloway was able to keep up the pace and adapt to Dustin moves quickly but this was not enough to save him from blows that Poirier inflicted but he did not go down in a knockout “Blessed” showed he had the strength to take the licks inflicted and still come outstanding. We think congrats are in order for both fighters, hats off to Dustin Poirier on his spectacular win and respect to Max for a good fight. Watch video highlights below and comments Dustin Poirier, Israel Adesanya and Dana White.
This was the reaction from Kahbib Nurmagomedov, Connor McGregor and Tony Ferguson
Dustin came into the match prepared he knew what he had to do and executed it with striking precision. The “Diamond” aimed to takeout Holloway with a combo of punches, kicks and takedown attempts.
As these two deserving champions celebrate the victories and prepare for their future fights. Dana White “The main event was just a dog, look like he was out in the fourth round he comes back and it ends up being a five round fight back and fourth”. Holloway truly showed stamina and determination in defending his belt but it was not to be. Watch Dustin talks about how he did it below:
Overall it was a good match up and terrific fight. Both fighters get well soon. Each winner got $50K money well deserved.
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