Vid ett tillfälle i mötet såg det ut som att det hade kunnat bli tvärtom när Poirier försökte submitta den obesegrade ryake fightern. Khabib lyckades dock ta sig ur hans grepp.
Via Ariel Helwanis MMA Show:
He is a special individual, but I can beat him. I just let myself down that night and it sucks.
Poirier är fortfarande övertygad om att han kan segra mot Khabib och vill ha en ny chans på bältet.
I promise you I am going to rise again and I am going to get my hand raised, beat who I have to beat and I will be back. I’ll be knocking on that door again, I just hate to have to dust myself off over and over again, but this is my story.
This is my path. I don’t try to look for an explanation as to why this happened. I know I am one of the best in the world, and when it all does finally come together, It is going to be beautiful and it’s my story. It’s a love and hate relationship. Sometimes I love this so much and sometimes I hate it. It’s something that keeps breaking your heart but you keep going back to it. I can’t stop and I will not stop. I know have greatness in me, and I just have to show the world, keep rising.
Tror ni Poirier skulle ta sig segrande ur ett nytt möte mot Khabib?