Dustin Poirier Open To Title Talks With Win Over Chan-Sung Jung
By Chris Howie
MMANEWS.COM Staff Writer
Dustin Poirier is rising up the UFC featherweight ranks and could see himself in title contention with a win next week over Chan-Sung Jung when the two meet at UFC on FUEL TV 3 Tuesday night and spoke about taking advantage of situations this week while talking to MMAWeekly Radio:
“Sometimes I think about it. Like, just a couple fights ago if I had said I’m finishing fights, and I’m beating good guys; I want a title shot. I could have said that after I beat Pablo Garza. I just want to learn and be ready. When it’s my time to fight for the belt, I want to be ready. I want to take full advantage it,” Poirier told MMAWeekly Radio.
Poirier recognized the dangers in fighting and just how quickly a fight can derail you:
“It’s dangerous sometimes. What if one of those knees or punches would have slipped through and caught me on the chin when I fought a new guy like Max Holloway? Some fights are dangerous. The media might have built it like that, the guy didn’t have a bunch of fights, nobody knew who he was, but I knew he was dangerous and I knew he was hungry,” said Poirier.
“So it was just as dangerous as if I was fighting him or the Korean Zombie. Every fight I learn so much.”
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