Dustin Poirier Says He's Going to Make Akira Corassani a Highlight Reel
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 04.14.2014
"It sucks for him"...
Dustin Poirier recently spoke with MMAjunkie about his fight with Akira Corassani at TUF Nations Finale. Check out the highlights:
On his recent losses: "I think I'm far from [reaching my potential], but my progression is right on time, I would say. This is going to be my 10th time, and I feel like I've shown improvements in all my fights."
On Corassani: "Everybody's looking to make a name off the guy they're fighting. It sucks for him. He's fighting somebody, and somebody good. It ain't gonna happen. He's not going to make a name for himself. He's going to be a highlight reel."
On changing how he prepares for his fights: "I'm a big guy for the weight, and I stay in good shape, but me being in good shape, I still have to cut a good bit of weight, and I don't want to put myself in a strain, like I did when I fought (Cub) Swanson. So I'm trying to be a professional with those decisions. If I can get a six or eight week camp, I'll be good to go."
On Conor McGregor calling him out: "He fights for the UFC? I'm focused on the big fights. I've never heard of the guy."