UFC star Dustin Poirier recently reacted to the video clip which is currently surfacing on Twitter. The video clip was posted by Colby Covington and it features ‘The Diamond’ having a sparring session and was preparing for a 2019 title clash against Khabib Nurmagomedov. Manny Pacquiao ‘Retirement’ Fight Reportedly Leaks
The video clip saw Poirier knocking his sparring partner down and declaring, “and new!” Covington believes this exposes that Poirier isn’t the “good guy” that he says he is.
Dustin Poirier reacts to the video clip
The Diamond, who is set to clash with Conor McGregor for a trilogy fight, responded to Colby Covington. He came up with a reply stating that Colby’s claims about the video are fraudulent and lies:
“This is a pro fighter with 20 wins”
This is a pro fighter with 20 wins https://t.co/0rEGN3bf53
— The Diamond (@DustinPoirier) July 6, 2021
The sparring partner in the video was Titan FC vet, Felipe Douglas. He had told MMAFighting.com that he doesn’t believe Poirier did anything wrong. He said:
“It was an intense sparring session, and things like that can happen in sparring. There are some people saying I wasn’t wearing gear, but there was no reason to wear training gear, because Dustin trains well, he’s not mean. He hits hard like a fight and caught me and knocked me down. The cornerman took me off the cage and didn’t let me go back.
“As far as his celebration, people saying he was making fun – that’s the mindset of a guy that is fighting for a belt. I didn’t consider it disrespectful. I don’t do it, but that’s his mindset, envisioning the fight. He was about to fight for the belt, that’s his life.”
This weekend, Poirier is set to clash for the huge bout against Conor McGregor at UFC 264. We will see who walks out as the winner in the trilogy fight.