The UFC lightweight Dustin Poirier has kept his calm in responding to Beneil Dariush’s retirement proposal.
The former title contender, Poirier got back to winning ways after his failed quest for the title at UFC 269 against Charles Oliviera. In the subsequent appearance, the Diamond exchanged blows with the Iron, Michael Chandler before submitting him via rare naked choke in round 3.
With that win, Poirier is once again vying for the title shot and he could be just one triumph away from that.
His peer, Dariush is also impatiently knocking at the door for the championship fight. The Iranian-born American suggested a fight for the no.1 contender between him and the Diamond, but Poirier seems to be least interested in that proposal.
Following Poirier’s dismissive response, Dariush took a dig at the Louisianan urging him to retire from the sport if he is only after the esteemed names in the division. Dariush clearly didn’t like Poirier’s attitude in this regard.
But unlike Dariush, Poirier has avoided exchanging stern phrases with the former as he complimented Dariush for his advice. He even offered to send his branded hot sauce over to him, with free shipping on the Diamond.
“Thanks for the advice Benny!” Poirier said. “Not sure if you’re into hot sauce or not but if you are free Shipping on me!”
Dariush is on an eight-win streak in the octagon with his most recent victory coming over Mateusz Gamrot at UFC 280. The 33-year-old is also on the brink of that title shot which he richly deserves.