Dustin Poirier may have a mental advantage over his next opponent UFC lightweight champion Charles Oliveira, according to MMA Gold head coach Jim West.

The Poirier and Oliveira title clash is the main event at UFC 269 on Dec. 11. Poirier is currently favored to win that fight.

“It’s not a disrespectful thing,” West said in an interview with The AllStar’s John Hyon Ko. “It’s just I think Dustin has more grit than Charles does. And I think his IQ of MMA is better than Charles. Those are the things that will come out in a five-round fight.”

West trains women’s bantamweight Aspen Ladd. MMA Gold is a professional fight team based in El Dorado, California. 

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Fighter profile

Dustin “The Diamond” Poirier is a 32 year old male fighter from United States with 28 pro wins and 6 losses. Poirier is scheduled to fight Charles Oliveira at UFC 269: Oliveira vs. Poirier on Saturday December 11, 2021.

Dustin Poirier’s recent form coming into this matchup

Recent form for Dustin Poirier
Dustin Poirier’s last 5 professional MMA fights

Dustin Poirier has gone 4-1 in the last 5 professional MMA fights.

  • Win vs Conor McGregor • KO/TKO R1 5:00 • 2021-07-10
  • Win vs Conor McGregor • KO/TKO R2 2:32 • 2021-01-23
  • Win vs Dan Hooker • Decision R5 5:00 • 2020-06-27
  • Loss vs Khabib Nurmagomedov • Submission R3 2:06 • 2019-09-07
  • Win vs Max Holloway • Decision R5 5:00 • 2019-04-13

Dustin Poirier’s next opponent: Charles “do Bronx” Oliveira

Tale of the tape: Dustin Poirier vs Charles Oliveira
Tale of the tape: Dustin Poirier vs Charles Oliveira

Charles “do Bronx” Oliveira’s recent form coming into this matchup

Charles “do Bronx” Oliveira is a 32 year old male fighter from Brazil with 31 pro wins and 8 losses. Oliveira is scheduled to fight Dustin Poirier at UFC 269: Oliveira vs. Poirier on Saturday December 11, 2021.

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Recent form for Charles Oliveira
Charles Oliveira’s last 5 professional MMA fights

Charles Oliveira has gone 5-0 in the last 5 professional MMA fights.

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John Hyon Ko is a combat sports reporter based in Asia. He has interviewed the likes of Alex Volkanovski, Dan Hooker, Jan Blachowicz, Kyoji Horiguchi, Kayla Harrison, Demetrious Johnson, Rashad Evans, Frank Mir, Brian Ortega, Seo Hee Ham, and more. He is also the host of The AllStar MMA Live.