Last night though was a lot different - not only did Poirier engage Justin Gaethje in his type of fight - a wild brawl - but from the off, even when he got hurt, it never felt like Poirier wasn't in control of the action, and in the end, his hard work paid off.
Gaethje, a modern-day barbarian who is nearly impervious to pain, seemed unfazed by a cut above his left eye in Round 1 and continued to chip away at Poirier's right leg with a steady stream of damaging kicks.
What remains unsure, however, is whether Poirier will get his wish for an instant title shot. I'm not going to go home and say forget that and do it again.
Gaethje (18-2), from Safford, Arizona, had the crowd support and landed a series of punches in the second round after a shaky first.
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The "Fight Of The Night" on this occasion was easy to pick out as the main event between Dustin Poirier and Justin Gaethje was as good a striking battle as we've seen in 2018 so far.
As expected, the pair of fan favorites slung leather and shin bones at an otherworldly clip, Poirier sticking Gaethje with the jab and meeting his pressure with seemingly endless combinations while the latter marched forward and chopped away at Poirier's lead leg with the blistering kicks that have led to many a man's doom. The decision turned out to be a smart one as Poirier quickly rocked Gaethje to open Round 4 with a stiff counter left hand.
Despite still being relatively young at 29 years old, Dustin Poirier has been in the UFC for a long time - debuting in 2012, six years ago. "I'm a UFC employee and I know I have to be ready when it comes".
Although he lost the fight, Gaethje was one half of the Fight of the Night, so his entertainment factor earned him an additional $50,000 bonus.