"I go to the gym and these are my friends, but I don't know anyone in South Florida, I don't have any friends. I've been hanging out with my wife since middle school, and she thinks I'm the best fighter in the world. Having my wife with me is great because she is my best friend. I'm with her every day, I talk with her every day. She helps me relax so I'm not just thinking about fighting 24 hours a day, every day. I drove myself crazy before the Swanson fight without her." (PHOTO CREDIT: Kelvin Kuo-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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