His victory over "The Highlight" wasn't flawless, as he absorbed a ton of damage in the form of Gaethje's lethal inside leg kicks, a seemingly endless stream of which seemed to find their mark on Poirier's right leg. A fist fight. That's what I've been preparing for for 12 weeks. In the end it was Poirier who capitalized in the fourth round when he clipped Gaethje and then poured on the pressure, forcing the rubber legged Gaethje across the cage and finally to the canvas for a stoppage.
"I'm content with what happened, as stupid and insane as that sounds".
"It's the entertainment factor for me and I will be known and remembered as one of the most entertaining fighters that ever did it".
"I've got about five fights in me". I go in there and I fight for money.
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The 30-year-old, who was representing England , was beaten by Welshman Michael Wixey in Brisbane in the final of the men's trap. This is the first time India got a silver medal in the super heavyweight category in the Commonwealth Games .
Gaethje's loss to Poirer was named fight of the night, the second consecutive card the 29-year-old has received the honour, and the Arizona native speaks with a level of confidence that makes you believe that he nearly expects to be in "fight of the night" calibre bouts. Before this I said I've got six. "I was training, I knew I could be called at short notice".
Poirier, though, is a man whose own penchant for action could well rival anyone's and sure enough, when push came to shove, he was able to handle the heat and record a huge win for his title aspirations. I go in there to entertain people This is the entertainment business. And while Poirier landed several hard combinations, Gaethje walked through the punches and continued to batter the Louisiana native's right leg. Coming off two losses, that's hard to say, but you want to see me fight. "But I felt like I got my wheels under me pretty quick".
Poirier added: "This guy [Gaethje] would have died in here if Herb Dean hadn't stopped it". And Michelle Waterson was given a gift decision after getting out-muscled on the feet and the ground by Cortney Casey.