“I haven’t really been thinking about opponents, but it’s wide open,” he said at the post-fight presser.
Dustin Poirier (17-4) 8 KOs, 6 Subs & 3 DEC wins. Poirier is 3-2 in his last five bouts, he was on a one fight losing streak after steamrolling on a three fight winning streak. Poirier lost Cub Swanson in February of 2013 by unanimous decision, but then went on a three fight winning streak. He beat Erik Koch in at UFC 164 by unanimous decision, then beat Diego Brandao at UFC 168 by first round KO punches and then Akira Corassani in April of 2014 by second round TKO. In his last bout prior to UFC Fight Night 63, he lost to Conor McGregor at UFC 178 by first round TKO in just 1:46.
“My plan is to crack the Top 10 this year. So any matchup they want. Joe Silva told me they have a spot for me June 6 in New Orleans. I mean, I am New Orleans, so they can’t go there without me being on the card. So whoever wants it can come and get it – whoever. I don’t think I’m going back right now. As of now, I’m a lightweight.”
UFC Fight Night 63 took place on Saturday, April 4, 2015 at the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Virginia and aired on Fox Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass.