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Dustin Poirier: Norman Parke should thank me for saving his UFC career

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Dustin Poirier made an important business decision to turn down a last-second fight against Norman Parke at last weekend’s (Sat., Oct. 24, 2015) UFC Fight Night 76 event in Dublin, Ireland, after his original opponent — Joseph Duffy — bowed out of their headlining fight with a concussion.

That’s because he’s a pro athlete, not a street fighter.

While no one can fault “The Diamond” for not taking a late switch in opponent, the talented striker received some backlash for his decision. A lot of it came from Parke himself, who called him out on Twitter for turning down the fight.

But as Dustin sees it, Parke should thank him for rejecting the contest, because had he accepted it, “Stormin'” would be looking for a new place to work this week after suffering his third loss in a row.

From his appearance on The MMA Hour:

“I’m at ease with the decision. Even before seeing him fight I knew he was a boring fighter that I could have beat, you know? That wasn’t the thing, it was just the whole principle of the guy I was going to fight and the fight he had behind him and being in his hometown. ….View original article

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