Check out how Twitter reacted to the interim lightweight title fight between Max Holloway and Dustin Poirier.
Dustin Poirier is your new interim lightweight champion.
Returning to competition in 2018, Holloway defended his featherweight title against Brian Ortega at UFC 231. Holloway won the fight by way of TKO in the fourth round and immediately planted the seeds for an eventual run at lightweight.
Soon enough, the fight between Holloway and Poirier was created.
Poirier has been incredibly successful since his return to the lightweight division. In his last three outings, Poirier defeated Anthony Pettis, Justin Gaethje and Eddie Alvarez by way of stoppage.
Poirier has been asking for a title shot against current champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov, but with the latter being out for the majority of the year, the fight with Holloway became his priority.
As was expected, Holloway and Poirier put on an instant classic. Throughout five rounds, Poirier was able to get the better of Holloway on multiple exchanges, but Holloway was extremely durable and would not go away easily.
The fight went to the score cards and Poirier was declared the winner by way of unanimous decision.
Here are some of the best Twitter reactions to the fight between Holloway and Poirier:
For his subsequent struggle, Poirier will likely be taking over the present light-weight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov in a title unification bout.
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