MMA Oddsbreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with UFC 168 featherweight Dustin Poirier as he prepares for his main card bout this weekend (Dec. 28, 2013) against Diego Brandao at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The talented American Top Team fighter is working his way back towards the top of the division, and he feels that showcasing the vast improvements in his striking will be the key to victory against the sloppier Brandao:
“I’m always working my boxing, my kickboxing. I think when a fight style like this happens where you’ve got two guys who are really aggressive and like to move forward, I’m gonna just be a veteran and I’ll use my skills and my kickboxing and show how good I really am on the feet… I would assume he’s gonna come into this fight throwing big overhands like he always does, brawling and maybe looking for the takedown. I just don’t think he’ll be able to stand toe to toe and technically kickbox with me for 15 minutes. I don’t think that would be a good gameplan for him.”