"It's still cool to run into people who say 'I saw Fightville.’ I was still an amateur when they filmed it so long ago but people are just seeing it now and it's fresh for them, but it doesn't add any pressure. I'm still just working really hard and I'm happy that people who watch the documentary get to see that I had a good work ethic even back then. Now that I'm a professional fighter and I'm with other pros day in and day out, that work ethic has only gotten stronger. There's no pressure from the film that I don't already put on myself. This camp has been nothing but good vibrations for me." (PHOTO CREDIT: Josh Holmberg-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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