Despite still having three fights left on his previous deal, Dustin Poirier recently put pen to paper on a brand new contract with the UFC – a clear indication that the promotion believe that there’s still a lot more to come from the 29-year-old.
“I just rewashed my old contract after my last fight and got a new contract,” Poirier informed MMAjunkie. “I got close to my goal. I still believe I’m worth more money, but we’re happy with where we’re at. Me and the UFC are on good terms and like I’ve said, I would fight the rest of my career in the UFC. I want to fight until I’m 35. I would love to do another six years in the UFC, but as of right now I’m happy, and I hope they’re happy.
“I’m going to keep putting on great shows and putting everything into my training camps. That’s all I can do.”
Poirier previously had a $65,000 to show and $65,000 to win deal with the promotion, and he’s been able to take the full $130,000 home far more often than not over the past few years, having only lost one of his last seven fights in the Octagon.
‘The Diamond’ didn’t disclose the exact details of his new deal, but he did reveal that for the first time his contract includes clauses for potential title fights in the future.
“I don’t know how many contracts I’ve had with the UFC, but this is my first contract with championship language in it. We have a plan figured out for when I win the belt, and it’s in my contract. This is my first contract with that in it, and I’ve had a lot of contracts with the UFC. This is the closest I’ve ever come to being a world champion, and everything is happening like clockwork like it’s supposed to.”