Poirier stunned Gaethje with a hard left hand in the fourth round and won by technical knockout in brutal a UFC lightweight fight among top contenders Saturday night.
It should be noted that Gaethje is still just 29-years-old. Eddie Alvarez is perhaps the only other lightweight that has a title claim, but he may need to get past Poirier first. I've shown resilience and fortitude and I've done it over and over again to put myself back in the position I'm in, and I'm hitting my stride as a father, a fighter, a husband and a person. Justin Gaethje has a style where he likes to wade in and cover up with both hands over his face and Poirier really took advantage of that stepping to the outside and throwing a lot of front hooks and body hooks.
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Poirier, though, is a man whose own penchant for action could well rival anyone's and sure enough, when push came to shove, he was able to handle the heat and record a huge win for his title aspirations. "I will be known and remembered as one of the most entertaining fighters that ever did it". I wish he would have checked some of the leg kicks in the first round, as it may have been an even quicker fight for Poirier. The No. 6-ranked Gaethje falls to 18-2. I go in there to entertain people This is the entertainment business. The only thing I'm scared of, is not performing, and not putting on an entertaining fight. "I was training, I knew I could be called at short notice". Late in the round, Poirier saw a couple takedown attempts come up empty, and it was Gaethje missing, but thrilling the crowd, with a flip at his foe.
Gaethje relied on his chin to carry him through the earlier parts of the fight as he attacked Poirier relentlessly with leg kicks that left Poirier limping back to his corner. "I smell it. I feel it in the air".
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