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Dustin Poirier: I'd be 'broke and brain dead' if I made decisions based on fans

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Dustin Poirier has taken some heat from fans and even his fighter peers for not accepting a last-minute opponent over the weekend. But he's standing by his decision -- and he maintains that it was the right one.

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Post #1   10/28/15 3:02:19PM   

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Braindead...no, but I get his point
Broke... probably not either



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Post #2   10/28/15 3:06:55PM   

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I am quoting a response I came across on Facebook:

Did Dustin Poirier make the right decision at UFC Dublin to not pick up a last-minute fight?

"Absolutely. The only people complaining about it are those that don't truly know the life of a fighter. He made a business decision, and after all it's a career for him, not just a fight. Dustin Poirier I 100% agree with your decision, and look forward to seeing you win when/if the fight is rescheduled."

I know the fans were let down, but the card still brought it (despite the lack of higher-ranked opponents).

Post #3   10/28/15 3:50:04PM   

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The whole "real fighters fight anyone, anytime, anywhere" argument doesn't justify the business aspect that must also be considered for the sport. Dustin pondered the fight, but his team advised against it because there wasn't much to gain from the matchup, especially considering that Parke has a completely different style than what Poirier was training for. The best case scenario for Dustin would have been to handily beat Norman, which was a likely outcome, but it really wouldn't have done much for him in terms of moving up in the rankings. A better option would be to simply accept a higher ranked opponent to fight on a later date.

It also annoys me when people say stuff like "Well, if Cerrone was in that position, he would have taken the fight." Not every fighter is going to have the same mentality that Cowboy has towards competing. Some guys want to remain highly active and other guys want to approach their fight careers from a more tactical perspective.

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If he's going to turn down late replacements he should at least not talk shit about the guy he turned down. I lost all respect and hope his recent success dissolves forever.

Post #5   10/28/15 4:45:58PM   

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He made the right choice imo. But there will always be selfish fans crying Bullshit thinking the monkeys need to dance weather they toss a coin to the organ grinder or not.

Post #6   10/28/15 6:30:48PM   

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He didnt make any new fans thats for sure

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He wouldn't have made any new fans fending off Parke's weak TDs all night either. It's not as though Norman was gonna stand and bang with Dustin, smart move here.

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Posted by jbmoviefan

He wouldn't have made any new fans fending off Parke's weak TDs all night either. It's not as though Norman was gonna stand and bang with Dustin, smart move here.



I disagree about not making more fans, hell I think he could have made a ton of Irish fans if he went out there & fought. People would have saw he had warrior spirit & actually cared about fans who paid hard earned money to watch world ranked fighters (which at this point he's the only one left on the card that is world ranked).

An above poster mentioned Cerrone & how basically it's not fair to use him as the standard. Which I agree with but I think it should just make all fans appreciate Guys like Cerrone more he won't ever bail on fans (or a paycheck). I used to be a big Dustin fan but now I'm like >. <

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The fact that Dustin keeps explaining his decision proves he made the wrong choice & I think he knows it.

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Posted by shaneTpain

The fact that Dustin keeps explaining his decision proves he made the wrong choice & I think he knows it.


Why would he take a fight against an unranked fighter who was coming off of two losses and possibly risk an injury which would halt his hot streak, when the much better move would be to wait a short period for the fight to be rescheduled?

Poirier vs Duffy is already booked for UFC 195. This was the smarter career move for Dustin, in the end.

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Posted by nirvana184


Posted by shaneTpain

The fact that Dustin keeps explaining his decision proves he made the wrong choice & I think he knows it.


Why would he take a fight against an unranked fighter who was coming off of two losses and possibly risk an injury which would halt his hot streak, when the much better move would be to wait a short period for the fight to be rescheduled?

Poirier vs Duffy is already booked for UFC 195. This was the smarter career move for Dustin, in the end.



Because both losses were close fights and regardless Parke is an international TUF winner. A win over him does do soemthing for Poirier whether people want to believe it or not. Were CDF and Yancy Medeiros any higher level of opponents than Parke was? I don't think so.

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Posted by xdanish020


Posted by nirvana184


Posted by shaneTpain

The fact that Dustin keeps explaining his decision proves he made the wrong choice & I think he knows it.


Why would he take a fight against an unranked fighter who was coming off of two losses and possibly risk an injury which would halt his hot streak, when the much better move would be to wait a short period for the fight to be rescheduled?

Poirier vs Duffy is already booked for UFC 195. This was the smarter career move for Dustin, in the end.



Because both losses were close fights and regardless Parke is an international TUF winner. A win over him does do soemthing for Poirier whether people want to believe it or not. Were CDF and Yancy Medeiros any higher level of opponents than Parke was? I don't think so.


That doesn't take away from the fact that it would have been an incredibly risky move on his part. The smart decision was to wait for the fight to be rescheduled, which it already has been, and prepare for the fight that everyone wanted to see in the first place.

Post #13   10/29/15 9:22:58PM