Dustin Poirier talks counter strategy against Islam Makhachev for UFC 302

Perennial UFC lightweight contender Dustin Poirier will challenge for the title a third time against Islam Makhachev at UFC 302 on June 1, 2024.

With a month to go before the fight, Dustin Poirier was questioned about Makhachev’s comments about his style being a hindrance to himself. In an interview with Fight BananasPoirier gave a witty reply to Makhachev’s comments:

“[And one the biggest things that Makhachev keeps saying is that he has the keys to make it an easy fight for him and that your problem is your style, how would you respond to that?] Probably with a hook, cross and maybe an uppercut, we’ll see.”

Fight Bananas co-owner David Auken suggested that Dustin Poirier ends his saga of failed guillotine attempts and finally submits an opponent with the ‘gilly.’ Poirier has zero wins across his professional career via a guillotine despite an impressive eight submission finishes from 30 victories.

Dustin Poirier agreed to go at it even against Makhachev, a famed grappler who exhibits supreme control on the mat:

“[Don’t be silly, just jump the gilly, let’s finish this story at UFC 302] I got to, I got to. I have to. That’s the goal, man. And what a beautiful…”

Previously, Poirier’s guillotine attempt against Khabib Nurmagomedov led their fight to the canvas following which ‘The Eagle’ dominated proceedings before ultimately finishing off ‘The Diamond’.

Dustin Poirier also attempted the guillotine multiple times in his last outing against Benoit Saint-Denis.

Check out Dustin Poirier’s full comments below (17:00):

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