Poirier: I'm never going back to featherweight

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                    <p>After spending most of his career at featherweight, Dustin Poirier has recently moved up to and found success in the lightweight decision. Poirier is happy where he is now is adamant that he&#39;ll never again be in the featherweight division:</p>

"I'm more athletic at this weight and this is much closer to my actual weight. My body is just performing very well. I should have been here, this is the optimal weight class for my body to perform at its max. My power, my speed, everything feels better."
Regardless of the brutal weight cut he used to endure, Poirier still managed to rocket to the top of the rankings where he routinely sat no more than a fight or two away from a title shot no matter who he faced at 145 pounds.

At 26 years of age, Poirier knew that damaging his body any further by shedding weight was only going to hurt him, so he made the decision to change divisions and it's been the best decision of his life.

Now he's ready to make a serious run at the title because he's no longer fighting himself in the days and weeks leading up to competition before ever facing an opponent inside the Octagon.

"I'm never going to go down to 145 again," Poirier said. "I don't see myself ever going up to 170. I should be able to maintain fighting at 155 for the rest of my career. This is the weight I'm going to be at permanently. This is the division I'm going to win the belt at."

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"he's no longer fighting himself in the days and weeks leading up to competition before ever facing an opponent inside the Octagon."

Always wonder when the rest of people that cut weight realize that the whole process makes you weaker and takes more out of you then just fighting at where you should.

He should tank Conor for making him see the light. Tank him right now! Phone Post 3.0

UGCTT_FryedTakayama - He should tank Conor for making him see the light. Tank him right now! Phone Post 3.0
He sees tings you know Phone Post 3.0

I don't know how anybody couldn't be a fan of Poirier.
The Diamond is always game, comes to bang and his jitz translates deceptively well for MMA!

Keep rep'n for us homie!

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UGCTT_FryedTakayama - He should tank Conor for making him see the light. Tank him right now! Phone Post 3.0
He sees tings you know Phone Post 3.0

He really should. It seems like the loss to Conor got Dustins head in the right place.

Too bad Duffy gonna smash. ?? Phone Post 3.0

Not gonna happen home chicken^^^^ Report back and eat your crow after fight is done.

PS: Poirier Is from my home town, that makes me a huge fan of his. War Poirier!!!

Winndaddy - Not gonna happen home chicken^^^^ Report back and eat your crow after fight is done.

PS: Poirier Is from my home town, that makes me a huge fan of his. War Poirier!!!
Slidell is close enough to south Alabama so I root for him like a hometown guy as well. Phone Post 3.0