Former two-division UFC champion and 2008 Olympic gold medalist, Henry Cejudo, believes that Dustin Poirier will retire if he dethrones current UFC lightweight champion Charles Oliveira at UFC 269 this weekend.
Cejduo made the declaration on his podcast The Triple C & Schmo Show, putting his support behind Poirier in the main event of Saturday night's 155-pound headliner, but also saying that he thinks the 32-year old Lafayette, Louisiana native wants to walk away from the sport while still on top of his game. He then added that he doesn't believe Poirier wants to rematch expected number one contender Justin Gaethje as well. Poirier won the pair's hellacious first outing back at UFC on FOX 29 via a fourth-round TKO in April 2018.
“I do believe that Poirier wins,” Cejudo said (h/t MMA Junkie). "You heard it here first, I do believe he will retire. Because when a fighter starts thinking about retirement, it’s true, you should retire, and I feel Dustin Poirier wins. I think he wants to leave on top. I don’t think he wants to fight Justin Gaethje. I really don’t. I don’t think so. No, I was there at that (first Poirier vs. Gaethje) fight in Phoenix. I’ll be surprised if he doesn’t retire. But when somebody thinks about retirement, you might as well do it, and I think Dustin Poirier if he wins, he will retire. You heard it here first from king ‘Triple C.'”