Poirier vs. Gaethje one of the best fights ever

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  1. Dbreiden83080

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    Just re-watched this in preparation for the huge main event coming up next weekend. My god what a fucking war. Even better than I remembered. With Justin ruthlessly attacking the legs, and Dustin out boxing him. Both guys showed tremendous heart. It looked like Justin was going to get the better of it, until Dustin exploded later in the fight with that big punch to finish it off. What an incredible war.
     
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    Every one of Gaethje's fights are one of the best ever and exactly like that.
     
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    Dbreiden83080 Danger Zone

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    Yeah but Dustin was so game. Not like Edson Who I knew would fold quickly.. I mean these men went to war.
     
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    Great fight. Respect to Dustin for pulling it out in the end, I wasn't sure he had it in him.
     
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    LaYLa & SaDiE Bebop Bebop

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    Gaethje vs Lawler
     
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    jrleclerc88 Blue Belt

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    edson didnt fold at all? he went toe to toe Nd got knocked out in a good fight
     
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    I wish Bendo was still in the UFC so we could see him and Gaethje throw down for 5 hard rounds
     
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    Dbreiden83080 Danger Zone

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    He has shown in his career that he is completely incapable of winning a big fight. He can’t do it.
     
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    WaylonMercy5150 Silver Belt

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    I do not see Benson doing well vs. JG
     
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    Prime Benson would have controversially split decisioned him.
     
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    Hes the modern day Arturo Gatti. He might not be the best fighter in the world but hes in the best fights in the world.
     
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    The pace both guys keep would be hell exciting while it lasted
     
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    2 of the most exciting fighters ever. Eddie as well. U knew any mix of those 3 fighting were gonna be a FOTY candidate before it even happened

    i mean just look at these fights

    Poirier/KZ
    Poirier/Corrasani
    Poirier/Duffy
    Poirier/Jim
    Poirier/Eddie 1 and 2
    Poirier/Pettis
    Poirier/Gaethje

    Gaethje/Baboon 1 and 2
    Gaethje/Firmino
    Gaethje/Johnson
    Gaethje/Eddie
    Gaethje/Poirier

    if the fights theyve had arent on that level its mostly b/c the fights itself are too one sided where theres a quick/brutal finish
     
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    I just watched this fight for the first time last week and was equally blown away. People dont talk about this fight enough, momentum swung back and forth dramatically quite a few times. It looked like Gaethje was on his way to victory as Dustin was seemed like he was about to fold at the end of the 3rd then pulled the W out of nowhere with that huge rally in the 4th

    Amazing fight
     
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    Lacked technique, poise and defense for me personally
     
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    Poirier is a fucking stud. Everyone hypes Gaethje, which is well deserved, but Poirier is an amazing action fighter as well.

    His fights vs KZ, Alvarez 1 and 2, Gaethje, Miller and Corrasanni are all classics
     
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    Incredible fight indeed. I remember Poirier saying he had trouble making the flight home because he could barely bend his leg enough to fit in the airplane seat hahaha

    The UFC does not deserve Justin Gaethje, what an absolute gem he is to the fight game.

    Poirier is a very exciting fighter himself too.
     
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    Has there ever been a boring Dustin Porier fight either? Him and Gaetje are warriors
     
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  20. Sosua

    Sosua Yeah nah

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    Everyone of Dustins fights too.
     

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