Before the Saint-Denis vs Poirier clash, the incendiary story of Khabib Nurmagomedov!

UFC stars Dustin Poirier (left), Khabib Nurmagomedov (center) and Benoît Saint-Denis (right)

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Par Pierre-Andréa Fraile | Sports journalist

In a period that promises to be decisive for the future of the lightweight category, Benoît Saint-Denis will challenge Dustin Poirier this Saturday at UFC 299. A meeting for which Khabib Nurmagomedov has potentially already chosen his side.

Simply based on the international media coverage, some might believe that this is the poster of the evening. And yet, the fight which will pit Benoît Saint-Denis against Dustin Poirier this Saturday will only represent the co-main event of UFC 299. Despite this, the spectacular appearance that it promises causes great excitement in the industry and encourages each of its members to take sides.

Before Poirier vs Saint-Denis, Khabib creates buzz with the help of his story

As is tradition before events as major as the one which will be held in the coming hours, the various personalities of the UFC are called upon to give their predictions. For example, a champion of the federation recently performed and expects Poirier to win against Saint-Denis. Khabib Nurmagomedov simply shared a video via his Instagram story:

In these images from 2021, Poirier can be seen delivering a TKO to Conor McGregor. Some Internet users therefore saw this as a way for Khabib to ridicule his eternal Irish rival. Others believe that he is siding with the Diamond in this way before his duel against BSD. It must be said that the latter held comments criticized about him in the pastwhich some have not forgotten:

Given the timing, it could be that the recent Khabib Nurmagomedov story has something to do with the upcoming fight between Dustin Poirier and Benoît Saint-Denis. In this case, it would imply that the Eagle will not be part of the Frenchman’s support this Saturday.

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