Dustin Poirier releases statement after losing to Charles Oliveira at UFC 269

UFC lightweight star Dustin Poirier has released a statement after losing in his bid to win the 155lbs title to Charles Oliveira at UFC 269.

Poirier earned a title shot after stopping Conor McGregor twice this year, and he was actually the betting favorite heading into this fight against Oliveira. In the first round, Poirier showed why he was the betting favorite as he knocked Oliveira down to the ground and nearly finished him. However, Oliveira survived, and then he used his grappling skills to win the second round. In the third round, it was Oliveira who defended the UFC lightweight title when he submitted Poirier with a rear-naked choke. It was Oliveira’s 10th straight win, while for Poirier he suffered his first loss since a failed title shot in September 2019.

Poirier is still a great fighter, and easily one of the best in UFC history to never wear undisputed gold around his waist (he was the interim champ at one point). Despite a second failed bid at capturing the UFC belt, Poirier is not upset about it. In fact, he is just happy about everything that’s happened to him. Taking to his social media, Poirier released a statement following his loss to Oliveira at UFC 269.

What a beautiful journey, the ups and the downs. Im grateful for all of it

Poirier’s goal has always been to become a UFC champion, but both times that he tried to become an undisputed champ he lost. It must not be easy for him to deal with another title fight loss knowing it will likely take quite some time to get back to a title fight. At the same time, the fact he has such a great attitude shows you everything you need to know about Poirier as a mixed martial artist and as a man.

What do you think is next for Dustin Poirier after losing to Charles Oliveira at UFC 269?

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