Dustin Poirier uploads a snap attending the analyst desk at UFC 287
Dustin Poirier will fill in new boots for UFC 287. He hasn’t been in the octagon for quite some time. However, the former UFC interim lightweight champion has landed a new job at UFC. Poirier will be an analyst for the UFC 287 event.
UFC 287 will be refereed by Alex Pereira and Israel Adesanya, with a co-main event fight between Jorge Masvidal and Gilbert Burns. The packed card has become more interesting with the addition of Poirier to the analyst table. Poirier will provide insights and analyze all the matches of this map for the broadcast network.
Dustin Poirier becomes Desk Analyst
‘The Diamond’ recently shared a photo on his Twitter of himself sharing the desk with two well-known UFC faces. Respected analyst and coach Dinn Thomas accompanied Poirier along with eloquent host Megan Olivi.
— The Diamond (@DustinPoirier) April 7, 2023
Poirier last fought in November 2022. He defeated Michael Chandler with a rear-naked chokehold. This submission was emblematic of the name he built himself in the octagon. Since then, however, he has stayed out of any discussion. This time he will bring his experience and expertise to the table.
On the other hand, Justin Gaethje challenged him after his magnificent win over Rafael Fiziev. Many counted Gaethje on this occasion. ‘The Highlight’ taught many doubters better. Gaethje created his own highlight reel for this magnificent win, demanding a fight against Poirier. He claimed that the fight was a long time coming. In fact, he had been waiting to get revenge on Poirier. The two faced off in 2018 when Poirier eliminated Gaethje.
Since then, the fight has been a thorn in his throat. On the other hand, Poirier didn’t respond to any of Gaethje’s calls. It is not yet known whether he will. That being said, it will be a struggle to see if negotiations go ahead.
Poirier can now be ambivalent about future fights. On the other hand, he has new things to look forward to. He might even consider himself an analyst after hanging up his gloves. Therefore, he will try to make an impression with a thorough analysis. Poirier has no knowledge gaps in this regard. And this knowledge can benefit him in his new company.
What do you think of Poirier as an analyst? Should he consider that one of the future prospects if he impresses on this occasion?