UFC’s Dustin Poirier confesses to getting obsessed with “jumping guillotines”

Former interim lightweight champion Dustin Poirier recently unveiled his growing obsession with the jumping guillotine. He tried it many times during his UFC 299 encounter against Benoit Saint Denis this past Saturday.

After the match, the jumping guillotine became quite popular on social media. It gained attention not only from fans but also from Poirier himself. The former champ shared a meme, humorously depicting his interest in attempting the submission rather than adhering strictly to his game plan.

During an appearance on The MMA Hour, Poirier hinted that the jumping guillotine might become a strategic move in his arsenal. He might use it, especially if he secures a title shot against Islam Makhachev.

Poirier wrote: I’ll never stop jumping guillotines either. He [Benoit Saint Denis] never took me down, I took myself down. I was like five times… Yeah
[it’s something I have to hit]. Maybe I’ll submit Islam [Makhachev] with it…[The obsession started] probably a few years ago. Dude, don’t be silly, jump the guilly, that’s the motto.”

The prospect of Poirier attempting the jumping guillotine against an elite grappler like Makhachev will be quite interesting to see. Poirier’s victory at UFC 299 has certainly strengthened his case for a title shot, leaving fans curious about the outcome of such a unique submission strategy.

Poirier made a compelling argument for himself at UFC 299, so it would be intriguing to see whether he can submit a top grappler like Makhachev if he gets the next championship chance.

Dustin Poirier’s victory over the formidable Benoit Saint Denis at UFC 299 marked a significant win for him. Accepting the match posed a massive risk for Poirier. This is because a loss could have derailed his title aspirations and led to a considerable drop in the lightweight rankings.

In the aftermath of his impressive win, Poirier engaged in a conversation with UFC CEO Dana White. This discussion served as a reminder to Poirier that he remains a top contender in the lightweight division.

Reflecting on the conversation, he humorously remarked: “It looked like I was talking to [Donald] Trump. I was talking to Dana [White]…I said, ‘Hey, you want me to fight this young motherf**kers, huh? This is what happens.’ That’s what I told him.”

As he eyes potential matchups and a title shot, fans eagerly anticipate whether this unconventional submission technique will become a defining element in Poirier’s future matches.