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Retire or not?! Volkanovski calls out Poirier: “Would be a massive fight”



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Dustin Poirier migh fight Islam Makhachev next. Phto via YouTube

Will Dustin Poirier retire or not?

If the 35-year-old veteran decides to continue fighting, he could have an interesting option in former featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski.

“Volk”, who also tested himself against Islam Makhachev, claimed to be interested in facing “The Diamond” while waiting for a featherweight title shot.

“Dustin, you’re a legend,” Volkanovski said after UFC 302. “Keep your head up. It was a great performance, still, and maybe we could have a little fun in there, have a little dance. Let me know what you think.”

“I know he just wants good fights. Obviously, [we] have a lot of respect for each other, and I think that would be a massive fight.”

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Dustin Poirier might retire

Poirier’s family, however, wants him to retire from MMA after losing his third title fight this past Saturday.

“I know the answer — they want me to stop,” Poirier said of his family during the post-fight press conference. “But I know I can still compete with these guys. I’ve just got to figure out what I’m fighting for.”

“I beat a young guy last time out. I just competed with the No. 1 pound-for-pound guy and I felt good doing it until the end. I’ve just got to see. I can still compete, but I don’t want the sport to retire me and squeeze me out. I don’t want to be one of those guys hanging on. I just honor and respect this too much. We’ll see. I don’t know, but this could be my last fight.”

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