Dustin Poirier's Blogs

  • Wednesday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Wednesday



    3:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: Boxing
    Vasquez vs. Lopez

    4:00 a.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Undeniable

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Mendes vs. Lamas - Diego Ferreira vs. Dustin Poirier; Robbie Peralta vs. Clay Guida; Milana Dudieva vs. Julianna Pena; Mitch Clarke vs. Michael Chiesa; Al Iaquinta vs. Jorge Masvidal; Chad Mendes vs. Ricardo Lamas. From Fairfax, Va.

    1:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 181: Hendricks vs. Lawler II - The title rematch between UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks and challenger Robbie Lawler.

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 22 Episode 1: Team McGregor vs. Team Faber: Europe vs. United States - 32 fighters battle for 16 spots in a competition pitting Europe against the United States.

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 22 Episode 2: Team McGregor vs. Team Faber: Crowded House - The fighters move into the TUF house; as training begins, Dana White brings an unexpected twist to the competition.

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  • Tuesday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Tuesday



    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Europeans - Impressive fights featuring European athletes.

    7:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Mendes vs. Lamas - Diego Ferreira vs. Dustin Poirier; Robbie Peralta vs. Clay Guida; Milana Dudieva vs. Julianna Pena; Mitch Clarke vs. Michael Chiesa; Al Iaquinta vs. Jorge Masvidal; Chad Mendes vs. Ricardo Lamas. From Fairfax, Va.

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 116: Brock Lesnar vs. Shane Carwin

    5:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Europeans - Impressive fights featuring European athletes.

    6:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC 1 on 1
    Johny Hendricks - Welterweight champion Johny Hendricks.

    6:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Sanctioned - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition.

    6:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 181: Hendricks vs. Lawler II - The title rematch between UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks and challenger Robbie Lawler.

    8:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Undeniable

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: Boxing
    Vasquez vs. Lopez

    10:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Sanctioned - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition.

    12:00 a.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Undeniable

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  • Friday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Friday



    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 178: Johnson vs. Cariaso - Champions and trash talkers made for one of the most anticipated nights of 2014: Conor McGregor had a grudge match against Dustin Poirier; Donald Cerrone welcomed Eddie Alvarez to the Octagon; and Demetrious Johnson fought Chris Cariaso.

    7:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fighter's Cut
    T.J. Dillashaw

    7:30 a.m. ET Fox Sport 2: UFC Ultimate Answers


    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 183: Anderson Silva vs. Nick Diaz - January 31, 2015. From Las Vegas.

    4:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Dillashaw vs. Barao 2

    5:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 155: Dos Santos vs. Velasquez 2 - Junior dos Santos defends his title.

    9:00 p.m. ET AXS TV: AXS TV Fights
    CES MMA XXX - Luis Felix fights Julian Lane in a rematch; Matt Bessette meets Lenny Wheeler; Dinis Paiva and Chino Duran appear; live from Lincoln, R.I.

    11:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Machida vs. Mousasi - Andy Ogle vs. Charles Oliveira; Nico Musoke vs. Viscardi Andrade; Takenori Sato vs. Erick Silva; Francis Carmont vs. Jacare Souza; Lyoto Machida vs. Gegard Mousasi. From Jaragua do Sul, Brazil.

    11:30 p.m. ET AXS TV: Inside MMA
    EPISODE: 393 - Bas Rutten and Ron Kruck break down UFC FN 74; Pat Miletich and Michael Schiavello discuss CES MMA XXX; guests Victor Cui, George Garcia and Brian Garcia.

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  • Wednesday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Wednesday



    4:00 a.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Awakening - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition.

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 178: Johnson vs. Cariaso - Champions and trash talkers made for one of the most anticipated nights of 2014: Conor McGregor had a grudge match against Dustin Poirier; Donald Cerrone welcomed Eddie Alvarez to the Octagon; and Demetrious Johnson fought Chris Cariaso.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Ultimate Answers

    9:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Ultimate Insider
    T.J. Dillashaw vs. Renan Barao 2

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: Best of WEC
    Middleweights & Light Heavyweights

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  • Tuesday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Tuesday



    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Light Heavyweight Title Timeline - See the recent fights that crowned new 205-pound champions in one of the most talented divisions in the UFC. With Jon Jones, Mauricio Rua, Lyoto Machida and Rashad Evans.

    7:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fighter's Cut
    Anthony Pettis - Step inside the octagon as Pettis relives his three exciting first round finishes, including his thrilling submission of Benson Henderson to capture the Lightweight title.

    7:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    Alexandra Pena vs. Jessica Rakoczy

    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 178: Johnson vs. Cariaso - Champions and trash talkers made for one of the most anticipated nights of 2014: Conor McGregor had a grudge match against Dustin Poirier; Donald Cerrone welcomed Eddie Alvarez to the Octagon; and Demetrious Johnson fought Chris Cariaso.

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Heavyweight Champions

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    UFC Bantamweights

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 92: Evans vs. Griffin - Forrest Griffin defends his Light Heavyweight title against Rashad Evans; Minotauro Nogueira fights Frank Mir for the Interim Heavyweight belt.

    2:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Dillashaw vs. Barao 2

    2:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    St-Pierre vs. Hendricks - Reliving the epic UFC 167 title fight between UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre and challenger Johny Hendricks.

    3:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 147: Silva vs. Franklin II - Wanderlei Silva and former middleweight champion Rich Franklin faced off for the second time, as Silva sought to settle the score after his searing defeat in their first encounter, at UFC 99.

    6:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 139: Rua vs. Henderson - Former champions Dan Henderson and Mauricio Rua headlined UFC 139 in a five-round war that proved to be one of the greatest fights of all time. Go inside their training and then watch the 2011 instant classic between two MMA legends.

    6:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Future Legends 29 - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition.

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Dillashaw vs. Barao 2

    7:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fighter's Cut
    Chris Weidman

    8:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Awakening - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Heavyweight Champions

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 68: Sylvia vs. Couture - Randy Couture comes out of retirement to challenge for the heavyweight title; Matt Hughes and Rich Franklin.

    10:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Future Legends 29 - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition.

    12:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    UFC Bantamweights

    12:00 a.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Awakening - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition.

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  • Wednesday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Wednesday



    4:00 a.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Bad Blood - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition.

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 178: Johnson vs. Cariaso - Champions and trash talkers made for one of the most anticipated nights of 2014: Conor McGregor had a grudge match against Dustin Poirier; Donald Cerrone welcomed Eddie Alvarez to the Octagon; and Demetrious Johnson fought Chris Cariaso.

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 181: Hendricks vs. Lawler II - The title rematch between UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks and challenger Robbie Lawler.

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Light Heavyweight Title Timeline - See the recent fights that crowned new 205-pound champions in one of the most talented divisions in the UFC. With Jon Jones, Mauricio Rua, Lyoto Machida and Rashad Evans.

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 14: Finale: American Top Team vs Blackzilians: Ellenberger vs. Thompson

    3:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 178: Johnson vs. Cariaso - Champions and trash talkers made for one of the most anticipated nights of 2014: Conor McGregor had a grudge match against Dustin Poirier; Donald Cerrone welcomed Eddie Alvarez to the Octagon; and Demetrious Johnson fought Chris Cariaso.

    4:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 133: Evans vs. Ortiz/Belfort vs. Akiyama - Former light heavyweight champions Rashad Evans and Tito Ortiz get a rematch of their 2007 bout. In the co-main event. Vitor Belfort vs. Yoshihiro Akiyama. See how the fighters prepared, then watch the action unfold on Main Event: UFC 133.

    5:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Light Heavyweight Title Timeline - See the recent fights that crowned new 205-pound champions in one of the most talented divisions in the UFC. With Jon Jones, Mauricio Rua, Lyoto Machida and Rashad Evans.

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Prefight Show
    Fight Night: Frank Mir vs. Todd Duffee

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Fight Night
    UFC: Mir vs. Duffee – Prelims - Masanori Kanehara vs. Rani Yahya; Manny Gamburyan vs. Scott Jorgensen; Sarah Moras vs. Jessica Andrade; Yaotzin Meza vs. Sam Sicilia. From San Diego, Calif.

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Fight Night
    UFC: Mir vs. Duffee - Matt Dwyer vs. Alan Jouban; James Moontasri vs. Kevin Lee; Marion Reneau vs. Holly Holm; Tony Ferguson vs. Josh Thomson; Al Iaquinta vs. Gilbert Melendez; Frank Mir vs. Todd Duffee. From San Diego, Calif.

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  • Sunday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Sunday



    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC 181: Hendricks vs. Lawler II - Prelims
    Urijah Faber vs. Francisco Rivera; Eddie Gordon vs. Josh Samman; Corey Anderson vs. Justin Jones; Raquel Pennington vs. Ashlee Evans-Smith. From Las Vegas.

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 9: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: No Guts, No Glory - The pressure is on both teams to choose their fighters wisely for their first 100-point fight. Both teams dig deep in their rosters for fighters they feel can rise to the occasion.

    1:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 133: Evans vs. Ortiz/Belfort vs. Akiyama - Former light heavyweight champions Rashad Evans and Tito Ortiz get a rematch of their 2007 bout. In the co-main event. Vitor Belfort vs. Yoshihiro Akiyama. See how the fighters prepared, then watch the action unfold on Main Event: UFC 133.

    2:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Overeem vs. Lesnar - The best fights from the UFC archives, featuring Alistair Overeem vs Brock Lesnar, Roy Nelson vs Mirko Cro Cop Filipovic, Lavar Johnson vs Joey Beltran, Pat Barry vs Christian Morecraft, and Frank Mir vs Rodrigo Nogueira.

    3:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Chris Weidman vs. Lyoto Machida

    3:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    St-Pierre vs. Hendricks - Reliving the epic UFC 167 title fight between UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre and challenger Johny Hendricks.

    4:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC 181: Hendricks vs. Lawler II - Prelims
    Urijah Faber vs. Francisco Rivera; Eddie Gordon vs. Josh Samman; Corey Anderson vs. Justin Jones; Raquel Pennington vs. Ashlee Evans-Smith. From Las Vegas.

    6:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 178: Johnson vs. Cariaso - Champions and trash talkers made for one of the most anticipated nights of 2014: Conor McGregor had a grudge match against Dustin Poirier; Donald Cerrone welcomed Eddie Alvarez to the Octagon; and Demetrious Johnson fought Chris Cariaso.

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    Dos Anjos vs. Diaz - Lightweights contenders Rafael dos Anjos and Nate Diaz battle.

    7:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Demetrious Johnson vs. Joseph Benavidez 1 Enhanced fight replay.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Bektic/Garbrandt/Lawler/Evans

    12:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    St-Pierre vs. Hendricks - Reliving the epic UFC 167 title fight between UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre and challenger Johny Hendricks.

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  • Saturday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Saturday



    3:00 a.m. ET CBS Sports Network: Sports Spectacular
    Fight Night: Cage Fury 49 From Bethlehem, Pa.

    3:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Barao vs. Dillashaw - One of the most memorable title fights in UFC history.

    5:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Silva vs. Weidman I - Enhanced replay of Anderson Silva vs. Chris Weidman I.

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 178: Johnson vs. Cariaso - Champions and trash talkers made for one of the most anticipated nights of 2014: Conor McGregor had a grudge match against Dustin Poirier; Donald Cerrone welcomed Eddie Alvarez to the Octagon; and Demetrious Johnson fought Chris Cariaso.

    7:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fighter's Cut
    Johny Hendricks' top five knockouts.

    7:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 1: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: Rumble In South Florida

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 2: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: Battle Lines Drawn

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 3: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: Settling the Score

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 4: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: Boiling Point - The pressure of the octagon bleeds into the house as tempers flare on both teams. Also, a medical emergency threatens the future of one of the fighters and his team.

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 5: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: Battle Wounds - One of the fighters struggles to cope with the devastation of his loss. Meanwhile, two fighters with a history in the octagon are ready for a rematch.

    1:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 6: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: Fight through the Pain - American Top Team rallies around their fighters, pushing themselves through the challenges ahead. Meanwhile, the Blackzilians must stay strong through the turbulence of the competition.

    2:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 7: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: Eyes on the Prize - American Top Team struggles to put the fire back into their team. Meanwhile, the Blackzilians face the threat of losing one of their own.

    3:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 8: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: Lightning Strikes Twice - The Blackzilians and American Top Team select their next fighters, setting the stage for an unexpected rematch.

    4:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 9: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: No Guts, No Glory - The pressure is on both teams to choose their fighters wisely for their first 100-point fight. Both teams dig deep in their rosters for fighters they feel can rise to the occasion.

    6:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Renan Barao vs. T.J. Dillashaw One of the most memorable title fights in UFC history.

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Knockouts
    Knockouts of 2014 - The best finishes of 2014; featuring Mark Hunt, Donald Cerrone, Alistair Overeem, Dan Henderson and more.

    9:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Knockouts
    Best of the Lighter Weightclasses - Fight finishes from the flyweight, bantamweight, featherweight and lightweight divisions, including the best from superstars such as Ronda Rousey, Conor McGregor, Jose Aldo, Donald Cerrone and more.

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: Boxing
    David Lemieux vs. Hassan N'Dam N'Jikam - Middleweight bout between Lemieux (33-2, 31 KO) and N'Dam N'jikam (31-1, 18 KO) from Montreal.

    12:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    Dos Anjos vs. Diaz - Lightweights contenders Rafael dos Anjos and Nate Diaz battle.

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  • UFC Full Fight: Conor McGregor Stops Dustin Poirier By: Sherdog.com Staff



    Conor McGregor’s star continued to rise at UFC 178 , when he stopped what was expected to be his toughest test to date, Dustin Poirier, just 1:46 into round one. The “Notorious” Irishman will take a 13-fight winning streak into his featherweight title bid against Jose Aldo at UFC 189 on July 11.

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  • UFC Video Highlight: Watch Dustin Poirier Beat Yancy Medeiros Down By: Mike Fridley

    Watch Dustin Poirier run game on Yancy Medeiros at UFC Fight Night “Boetsch vs. Henderson.”

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