Dustin Poirier Says He Needs To Capitalize On One Mistake To Defeat Max Holloway

Dustin Poirier and UFC Featherweight Champion Max Holloway are battling for the vacant UFC Interim Lightweight Title in the main event of UFC 236.

In order for Poirier to win and get the gold, all the fighter has to do is capitalize on one mistake from Holloway and Poirier knows that.

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“He seems really well-rounded, honestly, but I have a lot of belief in myself and my ability to make things happen in combat and in the fight,” Poirier said on MMA Junkie Radio. “All I need is one – one mistake – for him to dip his head the wrong way or to grab me the wrong way or to get up off the ground the wrong way or take a shot. I can finish the fight anywhere. I feel like I’m very well-balanced and there’s not a place the fight can go that I don’t have an answer to something he’s doing. All I need is one mistake or one opportunity, and I’m going to take full advantage of it, and I can finish the fight again.”

Poirier and Holloway first met at UFC 143 an February of 2012, with Poirier scoring a first round submission win on that night.

No matter what happens between them at UFC 236, one thing that Poirier promises is that the fight is going to be an exciting fight.

“It’s going to be an incredible fight,” Poirier said. “I’m going to leave it all out there, and I’m coming home with gold. I just know it. I feel it in my bones. Tune in – it’s going to be great.”

UFC 236 takes place on Saturday, April 13 from the State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia with Max Holloway and Dustin Poirier headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.

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