Dustin Poirier Targets UFC on Fox Fight of the Night

November 12, 2011
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Dustin Poirier lands a hard shot on Zack Micklewright WEC 52

Dustin Poirier lands a hard shot on Zack Micklewright

Former WEC lightweight Dustin Poirier (10-1) has made big waves since moving to the UFC.

Since making the drop to featherweight, the 22-year-old has gone 2-0 in the Octagon and has defeated former No. 1 contender Josh Grispi in a very lopsided decision back in January of this year.

On Saturday night, Poirier looks forward to bringing a high paced fight that UFC fans won’t soon forget. He meets unorthodox grappler Pablo Garza at UFC on Fox 1 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif.

“He’s unpredictable. He’s not one of those guys who is going to lay on top of you for 15 minutes and have a boring fight,” Poirier told MMAWeekly Radio.

“We’re going to be busting each other up, we’re going to be bouncing around, and he’s not going to gas and I’m not going to gas.  It’s going to be awesome; the fans are going to love it.”

The aggressive style of Garza has pumped the Louisiana native because he knows that this fight has all the makings of a “fight of the night” performance. He hopes that Garza will bring it, so that his stock in the UFC will rise no matter what.

“I’m all about the battle.  I genuinely enjoy tucking my chin and throwing punches and getting beat up and beating people up.  I enjoy the battle and I’m trying to push myself over that. I’m trying to put on some great fights in the UFC and keep growing my reputation and getting better.

“If I go in there and the guy is not trying to finish me or beat me up, it’s going to bring my performance down.  I need a guy to stand across from me who’s worthy and I think Pablo Garza is definitely worthy.  He’s unpredictable, he fights at a fast pace, his timing is weird, and it’s going to be a good fight.”


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