Dustin Poirier Reacts To Benoit St. Denis Using Staph Infection As An Excuse For UFC 299 Loss

Dustin Poirier isn’t happy with Benoit St. Denis trying to downplay his loss.

Two weeks ago, Poirier knocked out St. Denis at UFC 299 in Miami.

Days after the fight, St. Denis told MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani that he was not himself and felt weak because he had been fighting a staph infection weeks before the fight.

Via MMA Fighting

“I was tired the whole week with the staph infection,” Saint Denis said. “Maybe this is also my fault. I came in a bit too heavy. With the treatment I took, the weight was not going down as [easily] and I had two more kilograms to cut before the weight cut, and it was too difficult. I paid the day after. I had no reflexes. I was out of form.”

While speaking with MMA Junkie, Poirier shot down St. Denis’ staph infection excuse for his loss.

“I think all of that’s just talk. You say those type of things when you win, you don’t say that when you lose.

I’ve gone into so many fights with staph infection, with fractured foot, with lacerated bicep.

That’s fighting. Everybody has something going on going into fights but you can’t say that when you lose. You gotta hush it up.”