GLENDALE, Ariz. – Dustin Poirier recognizes that Khabib Nurmagomedov is the undisputed UFC lightweight champ.
Despite all the machinations of the past year in the 155-pound division, Poirier (22-5 MMA, 14-4 UFC) believes Nurmagomedov’s win at UFC 223 certified him as the man to beat.
But Poirier has misgivings about the fight that earned Nurmagomedov the belt.
“He is the champion; he has the belt,” Poirier, who headlines UFC on FOX 29 opposite Justin Gaethje, told MMAjunkie. But I...