Dustin Poirier makes beeline for Donald Trump following epic one-punch KO at UFC 299


Dustin Poirier had a chat with Donald Trump after his latest win.

The former interim lightweight champion took on streaking contender Benoit Saint-Denis at UFC 299 in Miami, Florida on Saturday night.

Poirier scored an epic KO win at UFC 299


Poirier scored an epic KO win at UFC 299Credit: Getty

Poirier found himself in a firefight early, but he overcame the adversity to knock his opponent out with a picture-perfect right hook in round two.

Trump, who is a massive MMA fan, was sitting cageside with UFC CEO Dana White and the 45th US president got on his feet to applaud Poirier for his performance.

‘The Diamond’ soon made his way over to Trump and appeared to be talking with him, and White before his post-fight interview with Joe Rogan.

Poirier hadn’t fought since losing to Justin Gaethje last July.


The 35-year-old was knocked out cold by a head kick in the second round of their BMF title fight at UFC 291 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Poirier worried fans ahead of UFC 299 by suggesting that he could announce his retirement after taking on Saint-Denis.

“Every fight could be it [my last]. Every fight,” he told TMZ Sports.

“Where I’m at, 35 years old, this is my 30th fight in the UFC. Every fight could be it.”

Poirier celerbated his win with Trump


Poirier celerbated his win with TrumpCredit: UFC
Makhachev might be next for 'The Diamond'


Makhachev might be next for ‘The Diamond’Credit: Getty

Poirier made no mention of retiring during his post-fight interview after putting himself in line for a shot at Islam Makhachev’s lightweight title.

Gaethje is the number one contender, but he’s fighting Max Holloway at UFC 300 on April 13 and may not be ready when Khabib Nurmagomedov’s protege returns to the Octagon in June.

Poirier wasn’t interested in talking about the future, he simply wanted to give props to Saint-Denis during his time on the mic.

“I was getting beat up a little bit, I got him at the end,” he said.

Poirier kept it classy during his post-fight interview


Poirier kept it classy during his post-fight interviewCredit: Getty

“He was pretty strong. I took this fight because he finished his last five opponents.

“He’s dangerous, every win in his professional career, he’s finished.

“I said I’ve got to take this fight because I honour this game that we do. I’m just a man and I’ve got a lot of respect for Benoit Saint-Denis.”



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