Is Poirier one of the most underrated fighters in the UFC?

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  1. Schoolboy Q

    Schoolboy Q Silver Belt

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    I feel like not many of us (including myself) expected him to bust up Holloway tonight, but I can only look on a lot of peoples opinion on Poirier before the fight mostly focused on his KO losses....and saying his chin was trash but what really impressed me tonight was his boxing skill, dude destroyed Holloway in round 1.
     
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    Tony and Dustin are both underrated.
     
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    Yes. Like many guys he gets a bad wrap because he lost to mcgregor. He doesn’t seem to do well in fights where there is bad blood. He has been rolling at 155. The mj loss was shocking imo
     
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    Morning Star Red Belt Platinum Member

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    Definitely. Some people didn't even think he won that fight FFS. I'm not one of those people.
     
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    No. He just beat a FW
     
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    Nah, actual fans of the sport knew he was very good for years.

    Just has a tendancy to get dropped which he somehow has managed to work around for his last several wars.
     
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    Yes. Called him to win that fight, most people don't see what he's doing


    For the record, I parlayed him and Kelvin at 6:1 odds so I can't only take credit. But man I'm happy for Dustin.
     
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    He outclassed a champion and top P4P fighter

    He out toughed Justin Gaethje

    He's underrated as hell
     
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    I bet on him to win. Always been my boy.
     
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    HydralisK Surrounded By Ahos

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    He's always been, ever since he got Serra/GSP'd by Conor. But I think people are finally starting to respect my boy. I'm glad about that. I know a lot of people still believe Khabib will run through him, all I got to say is... we'll see.
     
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    Pettis, Gaethje, Alvarez, and Max is a pretty good streak IMO.
     
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    Lol anybody who thinks he didn't win doesn't know how to score fights. And I got mad love for Max.

    I don't know how anybody could say his chin is trash. He just went toe to toe wiith Gaethje and won not long ago.

    I truly believe the clip behind the ear from Conor cast shade on Dustin for years. I think that's where it all comes from. That can happened to anybody. Serra did it to GSP.
     
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    That same FW destroyed Aldo twice lol
     
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    Absolutely. I was just reading the thread on how bad Holloway looked, and most people seemed to agree. Holloway isn’t that bad, Poirier is actually a lot better than people realize.
    As a long time viewer of the UFC I had an idea of how good Poirier was. He beat Gaethje and I thought Gaethje wasn’t that good. Then he beat Alveraz so I thought he was over the hill. When Gaethje beat Vick I realized oh Dustin is actually really good. But I still didn’t think he would beat Holloway.
     
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    Schoolboy Q Silver Belt

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    Dudes salty because he actually beat Holloway unlike his hero lol Jackonflame is a huge Aldo nuthugger so it probably hurt his soul that Poirier did what he couldn’t.
     
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    Obviously his KO loss to MJ really put him out of people's minds for a while. I think this win definitely got people's attention. That being said, I think Tony and Khabib whoop him
     
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    He's properly rated. He's behind Tony no doubt. And in no way, shape or form did he "outclass" Max. Dustin panic wrestled at one point. And for the last minute and a half of the fight, he wall and stalled. Don't get me wrong, it was smart.

    But he didn't outclass the guy from a lighter weight, Max Holloway, by ducking his head and holding on for dear life to end the fight.
     
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    Where do you come up with this shit anyway, lol?
     
  20. ScarfaceJr

    ScarfaceJr All praise honor & glory to the most High

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    Dustin's boxing has been pretty damn crisp is his last fights.

    them hands were being put on Holloway tonight
     

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