Dustin Poirier picked up a fourth spherical TKO victory over former WSOF Lightweight Champion Justin Gaethje in the principle match of UFC On Fox 29.
Kevin Lee looked at the principle match struggle, however feels neither fighter is on that degree but to be difficult for UFC gold.
“I seen it,” Lee stated on The MMA Hour. “I know Poirier was calling for a title fight and all this but I don’t know, it just seems like those dudes are in a different category. Can you really look at it and say Poirier’s a championship-level fighter? I just don’t see it. He looked good. He did good versus Gaethje, it was an exciting fight, I think he should go out and look for more exciting fights, but it didn’t really seem like a championship-level fight to me to be honest.”
Poirier did name for a identify shot after the development and UFC President Dana White says he’s within the speaking for such a possibility.
Lee additionally questions the mindset that each combatants have fought with through the years.
“Both of them, they seem like they’ve got a different type of mindset,” Lee stated. “(Gaethje)’s out there just putting on fun fights, which if that’s what you’re doing it’s cool – if that’s what he wants to do, it’s his brain, it’s his body, it’s his health, it’s up to him what he want to do with it. It seems like he’s just okay with just being that and just going out there and getting his brain beat in so I can’t tell a man what to do. The man is grown.”
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