Henry Cejudo believes Dustin Poirier will go out on top. He says Dustin will retire at the top if comes out victorious at UFC 269 on Saturday.
Cejudo shared his view on Poirier this week on The Triple C & Schmo Show, saying he can’t see Poirier stepping back into the octagon if he manages to come out with a belt against reigning champion Charles Oliveira.
“I do believe that Poirier wins. You heard it here first, I do believe he will retire. Because when a fighter starts thinking about retirement, it’s true, you should retire, and I feel Dustin Poirier wins. I think he wants to leave on top.”
Poirier is the favorite to win the event. He has 34 fights under his belt, 25 of those from UFC and admitted he doesn’t like fighting anymore after his latest victory against Conor McGregor.
Cejudo, who exited the UFC stage after becoming a UFC dual-champ and believes that Poirier admitting he doesn’t like fighting anymore speaks volumes about his future.
“I don’t think he wants to fight Justin Gaethje,” Cejudo said. “I really don’t. I don’t think so. No, I was there at that [first Poirier vs. Gaethje] fight in Phoenix. I’ll be surprised if he doesn’t retire. But when somebody thinks about retirement, you might as well do it, and I think Dustin Poirier, if he wins, he will retire. You heard it here first from king ‘Triple C.’”
Regardless of the outcome on Saturday night, Poirier will have several options available to him following UFC 269. The most interesting one would be a fourth fight with Conor McGregor. Poirier said, via MMA Fighting, “We’ll see what happens. I’m not sitting back waiting to fight him a fourth time. If it makes sense and it comes about, we’ll do it again.”