Dustin Poirier could go to UFC 269. change the weight classes.

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Dustin Poirier could go to UFC 269. change the weight classes.

UFC lightweight Dustin Poirier has the chance to fulfill a dream next month.

“The Diamond” is slated to face 155-pound champion Charles Oliveira in the UFC 269 Main Event on December 11, 2021. Poirier rides on the swing of two major TKO wins against Conor McGregor, which he won earlier this year.

He has held interim gold before but never an undisputed UFC title.

And if Poirier raised his hand over the Brazilian, he could potentially rise to 170 pounds. He recently told Danny Segura from MMA Junkie.

Poirier has stated several times that he normally runs between 180 and 190 pounds, well over the 156 pound lightweight limit. And since this is a title shot, Poirier has to weigh in at the championship weight of 155 pounds.

At 32, the only place Poirier could possibly go is to move up a division.

“I’m not retiring,” said Poirier on Sportskeeda.com. “I’m 32 man. I feel good. You see me moving out here today. I feel good. I have fun. If anything, I’ll go up. I’ll probably go to 170; if any. But no, to be honest, my goal is not to have the most successful title defenses. I do not know. We will see. One day at a time. I can’t look None of this is a reality until December 11th happens and I raise my hand. I have to do that first before we can even get into these conversations because I don’t know what’s next. I live my life one day at a time, man; a quarter mile at a time. “

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The Diamond began his UFC career as a featherweight, fighting at 145 pounds from 2011 until he was promoted to lightweight in 2015. The move has undoubtedly worked for Poirier, who has an 11-2 record without competition.

Eight of the wins came from a hiatus, and he has won wins over several former UFC champions including former lightweight champions Eddie Alvarez, Anthony Pettis and Conor McGregor, and then featherweight champion Max Holloway.

Poirier won the provisional lightweight belt when he defeated Holloway in April 2019 but failed to unite it successfully and lost in his next fight against Khabib Nurmagomedov.

The Diamond has a professional MMA record of 28-6 with a no contest that includes 14 wins by KO / TKO and seven by submission.

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Poirier is a southpaw striker who can do anything in the Octagon. He is considered a very versatile mixed martial artist and is currently number 5 on the UFC’s pound-for-pound list. Interestingly, The Diamond is ranked higher than Oliveira, who sits in 8th place.

It has a positive hit difference and lands 5.62 significant hits per minute, while according to UFC Stats it absorbs 4.19 significant hits per minute.

Its significant hit accuracy is 50% and its significant hit defense is 54%.

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It has a positive hit difference and lands 5.62 significant hits per minute, while according to UFC Stats it absorbs 4.19 significant hits per minute.

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