"I want to avenge all my losses but I want Swanson way more than (Chan Sung Jung). With the Zombie, I was 100 percent prepared for that fight. I had a great camp. I was as prepared as my resources at the time could have prepared me, and he beat me. I showed up to fight that night and he actually beat me. But with Cub I beat myself. I took the fight on short notice. I cut thirty pounds in a week. That was a low point because I was living in Florida and my wife was still in Louisiana and I was driving myself crazy being alone. I took the fight because I got the call and I'm a fighter, but Cub Swanson didn't beat me that night, I beat myself." (PHOTO CREDIT: Rafael Suanes-USA TODAY Sports)
UFC featherweight Dustin Poirier has three losses on his record but only one that truly irks him. This past February, Poirier stepped up to the plate to face Cub Swanson as a replacement with less than a month to prepare. The 24-year old was beaten badly and is still bothered by the loss. Earning an eventual shot at redemption is one of the many factors motivating “The Diamond” entering his December 28 tilt against Diego Brandao at UFC 168. Poirier spoke to UFC.com about the challenge at hand, the fight he wants, an added bonus to his training camp, and much more.
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