Dustin Poirier’s performance in training leading up to UFC 281 has left head coach Mike Brown of American Top Team pleased.
Brown believes that fans have not yet seen the best version of Poirier, but he anticipates that this will change on November 12. It happened when Poirier is scheduled to compete against Michael Chandler. He is a former lightweight champion of Bellator, on the main card of the UFC 281 pay-per-view event in New York.
Brown believes that the fight between Poirier and Chandler will be the fight in which fans will see the best version of Poirier. Chandler competed in the Bellator organization in the past and won the title.
Despite His 13-Year Career, Brown Says Poirier Can Improve
Brown acknowledges that there is an opportunity for improvement in Poirier’s performance even though he is over 13 years into his career as a professional.
You tend to get more motivated as a result of things not going the way you want them to, and circumstances such as these are precisely the type of thing that drives Dustin. Brown said that he has never seen the competitor be that motivated in an interview with MMA Junkie.
And if I am being truly honest, I can say that I have never seen him that driven, Brown added. He is putting in a lot of effort at the gym, and he cannot wait to show off all of his hard work.
He is now in peak physical shape and prepared to provide his greatest performance ever. About two weeks ago, he reached the point where he was ready to get started. My opinion is that when it comes to Dustin, this is the most impressive example that we have ever seen. He is an unqualified triumph in every regard.
It is a Devoted Person Against an Intriguing Opponent
It is a resolute individual who has the right opponent in front of him it is going to be an interesting battle. It was a tough fight and a man who is already won world championships in other categories. That is the source of his motivation (promotions).
A great number of people are looking forward to seeing this fight when it takes place. But I think this is going to be one of those things that gets Dustin excited. I do not think there is a whole lot that gets Dustin excited, but I think this is going to be one of those things.
Poirier is coming off of a loss in a championship fight that took place in December and was won by Charles Oliveira through submission. Poirier’s loss came at the hands of Oliveira. The defeat put an end to a winning streak of three matches in a row for the team.
Not only does Brown believe that his boxer will have his hand raised, but he also expects, considering Chandler’s fighting style, that there will be a strong candidate for Fight of the Year. Brown’s expectations are based on the fact that Chandler is a veteran fighter.
Brown spoke to this adversary as a dangerous fighter that has a lot of hype about him that is well deserved, and he regarded this opponent as an interesting competition. Every battle that Dustin Poirier is a part of is an exciting one.
Regardless of whether it is for the Fight of the Year, Fight of the Week, Fight of the Month, or anything else. It is always one of those candidates, and it is going to be one of the most exciting fights you have ever seen.
The impending detonations are going to be caused by the fact that he has selected the ideal dance partner. It is because of all of these factors that he is motivated to go to the gym and get his exercise completed.