UFC: Michael Bisping believes Dustin Poirier wouldn't be smart to fight Colby Covington

"Going up a weight division against Colby Covington, if he loses that, it could have real implications on him getting a title fight again," said forme

By Web Desk
May 23, 2022

KARACHI: Former UFC star Michael Bisping believes Dustin Poirier wouldn't be smart to take on Colby Covington.

Poirier, a two-time lightweight championship candidate, has been looking for a bout since his December submission defeat to Charles Oliveira. He's been bulking up in preparation for a jump to 170 pounds, which has sparked intrigue in a battle with Covington.

After defeating Poirier's partner Jorge Masvidal in his most recent bout, Covington demanded a rematch with 'The Diamond.' Poirier is apprehensive about fighting Covington because he despises him and does not want the top welterweight to profit from his reputation.

Bisping believes Poirier would be foolish to face Covington because a defeat would jeopardise his championship chances.

"Going up a weight division against Colby Covington, if he loses that, it could have real implications on him getting a title fight again," Bisping said on his YouTube channel.

"He wants to be active. He wants to keep earning. He wants to keep fighting, wants to keep making money and setting himself up for the future but going up to 170, putting on 15 pounds. Whilst me as a fan, I would love to see that, I don’t know if it’s the smartest move," he added.