Dustin Poirier was significantly thicker than Max Holloway in her preliminary title fight at UFC 236, and & # 39; The Diamond & # 39; He admitted on social media that he weighed a whopping 176 pounds during the Battle Night – that's 21 pounds heavier than the 155-pound weight limit.
"176 this last one," Poirier said in response to a Monday night fan.
Even Holloway, the featherweight champion, has struggled to lower the mark to 155 pounds in the past, but the Hawaiian was definitely the smaller man at UFC 236.
Poirier seemed to be wiping out most of Holloway's punches and going through them While he landed much harder punches and kicks fight over unanimous decision and is expected to challenge the official lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov in a title-union fight later this year.
Holloway will return to featherweight where he will defend his title against former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar at the UFC 240. The pay-per-view event will be held on July 27 at the Canadian Rogers Place in Alberta.