Poirier: ‘If Khabib’s not fighting, I’m the world champion.’


“The Diamond” says, while he’s not entirely sure what’s next for him, one thing is for certain.

“I believe I’m the world champion right now,” Poirier said. “If Khabib’s not fighting, I’m the world champion.”

When asked about whether he’d like to be “given” the UFC title, assuming Khabib relinquishes the lightweight championship, Poirier was quick to respond.

‘Given’ is a word I will never use. I don’t want to be given anything,” Poirier said. “I’ve earned, and I want to continue to earn everything I have.”



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