Dustin Poirier in action | SCREENSHOT: samuel charwick MMA/youtube

Former interim lightweight champion Dustin Poirier is aiming to re-enter The Octagon, and he’s targeted UFC 300 as the possible date

Dustin Poirier has emerged in recent years as one of the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s most prominent and successful fighters. However, he’s been out of action since losing in the second-round knockout loss to Justin Gaethje in the main event of UFC 291 in July. Now, he’s getting closer to lacing up the gloves once again.

Dustin Poirier jabs Max Holloway | SCREENSHOT: Slow-project/youtube

Despite that loss for the BMF title, Poirier, 34, says he’s still got plenty of great fights left in him. In a recent interview with MMA Fighting, he says that he’s got an idea in mind of when the perfect time to make a return would be.

“My current mindset, I’d fight in six weeks, I’d fight in eight weeks if the fight made sense and I was excited about it,” Dustin Poirier stated. “But other than that, I think a chance to fight on UFC 300 is a big deal.”

“I’ve been in the UFC since UFC 125 and I missed 200. know I’m not gonna be around for 400, so it’s kind of a cool opportunity if it comes together, but I honestly have no clue of my return date or time frame, but UFC 300 is enticing.”

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“I think I fit where I have for the last decade,” Dustin Poirier concluded. “I think I’ve been a top-10, top-five fighter, and my track record proves that for the last 10 years.”

“Plus, I came into the UFC, my debut was against the number one contender at the time, so I’m never far away from the biggest fights possible and I train every day like it, and I go about my life like it. That’s just what it is.”

Dustin Poirier is the former UFC interim lightweight champion and has a 29-8 career record in mixed martial arts. The southpaw fighter proudly hails from the bayou, and – in grand Louisiana style – even endorses his own brand of hot sauce.

Dustin Poirier and his hit sauce | SCREENSHOT: UFC/youtube

Now, the member of the American Top Team is looking to top off his legacy inside the cage, and he says he’s going to go wherever destiny takes him.

“I’ve been in the UFC a long time now. And, that’s it, man – continue the growth, remain a student, and we’ll see what the future holds.”

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