UFC lightweight Dustin Poirier recently reached the end of his fight contract with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). With that in mind, the mixed martial artist has since come forward to reveal that he has locked in a new contract with the promotion.
Speaking to MMA Junkie, Poirier offered details on the matter. Most notably, Poirier says he is now under a contract with “championship” language.
“I just rewashed my old contract after my last fight and got a new contract. I got close to my goal. I still believe I’m worth more money, but we’re happy with where we’re at. Me and the UFC are on good terms and like I’ve said, I would fight the rest of my career in the UFC. I want to fight until I’m 35. I would love to do another six years in the UFC, but as of right now I’m happy, and I hope they’re happy.
“I’m going to keep putting on great shows and putting everything into my training camps. That’s all I can do.”
“I don’t know how many contracts I’ve had with the UFC, but this is my first contract with championship language in it. We have a plan figured out for when I win the belt, and it’s in my contract. This is my first contract with that in it, and I’ve had a lot of contracts with the UFC. This is the closest I’ve ever come to being a world champion, and everything is happening like clockwork like it’s supposed to.”
“All these fights that are being made are the top of the division, so maybe the division will play itself out a little bit, and maybe we’ll get a little more solid foundation of where the rankings should be. I know they’ve been up in the air with the title held up and the interim title, maybe, and all these guys fighting for the apparent world title. But now that these guys are fighting for the ‘real belt,’ maybe we’ll get a little more clarity in the division.
“My gut is telling me something is going to happen with Conor. I don’t know if he’s going to come back and do a catchweight fight with Georges St-Pierre, or he’s going to do a super fight somewhere, but I feel like he’s going to come back into the mix.”