Tomorrow night Dustin Poirier will take on “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung live on Fuel TV in Fairfax, VA. The UFC on Fuel TV 3 main event will be a five-round bout that is sure to produce fireworks in the octagon. Poirier recently spoke to Fightline’s Bryan Levick about tomorrow night’s expected title-eliminator.
On training for a five-round fight:
“Right now I feel like I am the best I have ever been technically, I know I am still growing as a fighter, but this is the best I have ever felt mentally and physically. I’m ready to do battle, my nutrition, my workouts are at their peak right now. I’m ready for a main event fight and to go five rounds. I feel like I am a faster, more technically sound striker than Jung and I’m sure he believes the same things. I feel like I can out-wrestle him, my BJJ is just as good as his if not better, I feel as though I match up really well against him.”
On the possibility of a title shot with a win:
“I haven’t heard anything from the UFC in fact the only chatter I have heard has been on Twitter and MMA websites,” offered Poirier. “I haven’t directly talked to anyone about it so I guess it’s still up in the air as to who will get the next shot. It’ll be a fun fight to watch and I think Erik is a great fighter, but I think Aldo will definitely keep his belt.”
On what to expect tomorrow when he faces Chan Sung Jung:
“Fans can expect everything from me on Tuesday night, even the kitchen sink,” Poirier said while laughing. “It’s going to be a war; it’s going to be an incredible 25 minutes. I’m excited to test myself and I know this will make me a better fighter. We’re going to go in there and rise to the occasion. I’ve been watching video of him every morning, he’s an animal. I love his aggression when he gets hit he wants to hit you back twice. He keeps moving forward, we are the main event for a reason and I plan on showing the UFC they made the right decision placing me in this position.”
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