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Daniel Cormier hoping Dustin Poirier doesn’t walk away after UFC 291 head kick loss

Former UFC double champion Daniel Cormier is hoping that Dustin Poirier doesn’t walk away from MMA after his recent UFC 291 head kick loss.

Cormier was in the commentary booth this past weekend in Salt Lake City when Justin Gaethje landed a brutal head kick that knocked out Poirier in the main event of the evening. It was a truly violent knockout, and it has some fans and media wondering what’s next for Poirier, who at this point has not committed to stepping back into the Octagon again one way or another.

If it’s up to Cormier, however, his fellow Louisiana native won’t walk away from the sport yet.

“I’ll be very interested to see what Dustin Poirier’s approach is now. Because I don’t think that Dustin Poirier is a guy that’s going to stick around just for the sake of fighting. I understand that he likes money but he’s already made a ton of it. I think Dustin Poirier wants to be a champion. So I don’t know what the future looks like for him. I hope he doesn’t walk away. I hope that he keeps fighting. Because I believe there are many more Dustin Poirier fights for people to see,” Cormier said on his YouTube (via MMAFighting.com).

Cormier and Poirier have both been in the game for a very long time, and knowing how mentally strong he is, DC is confident that “The Diamond” still has more left to give.

“Whoever watches and knows Dustin, he’ll be back from this. We have seen this man through his ups and downs and that’s one of the things about seeing a guy from the very start. We’ve seen him at the highest of highs and we’ve seen him at the lowest of lows. There’s much more for Dustin Poirier to accomplish but tonight belonged to Justin Gaethje,” Cormier said.

Do you agree with Daniel Cormier and hope that Dustin Poirier continues to fight despite being brutally knocked out at UFC 291?

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