6. Dustin Poirier
Since moving up to lightweight, ‘The Diamond’ has been excellent. He went 5-0 before running into Khabib Nurmagamedov. His problem with the Russian was that he probably showed him too much respect. In hindsight, maybe he should have gone after Khabib more and used his excellent boxing.
Poirier possesses a powerful physique. When he punches a fighter, they feel it. Just ask Eddie Alvarez, Justin Gaethje, or even Max Holloway. ‘The Diamond’ has even hinted that his future may lie outside of MMA with Zuffa Boxing. Now that would be very interesting.