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Dustin Poirier: Colby Covington Knows How Our Sparring Sessions Went

Dustin Poirier doesn’t need to remind Colby Covington how their old sparring sessions used to play out. Poirier and Covington, former teammates at American Top Team (ATT), have trained together many times over the years. During those sparring sessions, Porier admits during a recent interview on The MMA Hour that Covington would get the better of him in the wrestling department.
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Michael Bisping reacts after Dustin Poirier accepts challenge from Colby Covington: “I don’t know if it’s the smartest move”

MMA analyst Michael Bisping isn’t so sure Dustin Poirier accepting Colby Covington’s challenge is a good idea. When Colby Covington called Dustin Poirier out after his win over Jorge Masvidal in March, Poirier was quick to shoot down the idea. He noted that he didn’t want to give Covington the satisfaction of facing him and earning money from the inevitable trash talk that would ensue.
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Daniel Cormier shocked by Dustin Poirier agreeing to fight Colby Covington; “Dude is an absolute fighter”

Former dual-weight UFC champion Daniel Cormier is surprised that Dustin Poirier is agreeing to fight Colby Covington. Following his victory over Jorge Masvidal at UFC 272, Covington called out Poirier. The two have a history as former training partners and friends, but it would be hard to tell. During his callout, ‘Chaos’ took aim at Poirier’s wife and child.
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Dustin Poirier reveals coach Mike Brown warned him against taking a fight with Colby Covington: “I don’t know if you want to put your wife and daughter through that”

Dustin Poirier has admitted that coach Mike Brown warned him against taking a fight with rival Colby Covington. Just a few days ago, Dustin Poirier seemingly accepted Colby Covington’s challenge to face him later this summer in a UFC welterweight showdown. It came a couple of months after Covington called Poirier out in the wake of defeating another member of American Top Team, and one of his former friends, Jorge Masvidal.
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Dustin Poirier still wants Nate Diaz fight: ‘If he leaves the UFC and I never get to touch that chin, that sucks’

Dustin Poirier still has his heart set on a fight with Nate Diaz. At UFC 269, Poirier lost his second bid for the undisputed lightweight title, getting submitted by Charles Oliveira in the third round. After the loss, he began calling for the UFC to rebook a fight with Diaz. The two men had at one point been set to face each other at UFC 230 back in 2018, but the bout fell apart.
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Dustin Poirier explains new willingness to fight Colby Covington: ‘He’s everything I dislike about mixed martial arts’

Dustin Poirier has been reluctant to try and shut up Colby Covington inside the Octagon. Never one to shy away from sharing his thoughts — negative or positive — Covington has directed verbal jabs aplenty toward his former teammate Poirier in recent months. Following his recent victory over Jorge Masvidal at UFC 272 in March 2022 (watch highlights), Covington made it clear he wanted “The Diamond” next.
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Dustin Poirier reveals he was offered a fight against Colby Covington: “It’s not a fight I’m going to take any damage in”

Dustin Poirier may very well be fighting Colby Covington next. After Covington beat Jorge Masvidal at UFC 272 he called out Poirier, yet ‘The Diamond’ showed no interest in it. He said he didn’t want to allow Covington to make any money by fighting him. Now, however, it appears he has an interest in the bout as he tweeted at ‘Chaos’ saying he accepts the challenge.
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Dustin Poirier now willing to fight Colby Covington: ‘He knows what happened in the gym’

Dustin Poirier still doesn’t want to fight Colby Covington, but he’s willing to do so if that’s what it takes. In March, Colby Covington defeated his bitter rival and former teammate Jorge Masvidal, winning a dominant decision at UFC 272. Following the win, Covington called for a fight with Poirier, another former teammate with whom he’s had friction, even including Poirier’s family in the callout. Poirier, a lightweight who previously competed at featherweight, shot down Covington’s call out, but things have apparently taken a turn over the past week.
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