Dustin Poirier on Jim Miller Fight: ‘I Do See Spots Where I Have The Advantage’

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Dustin Poirier
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Next Saturday night (Feb. 11), Dustin Poirier will trade leather with a renowned lightweight veteran.

“The Diamond” is set to go one-on-one with Jim Miller inside the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. Poirier is looking to rebound from his devastating knockout loss to Michael Johnson back in Sept. 2016. It was his first loss in two years and the third time he’s been finished in 25 professional bouts.

Speaking with MMANews.com’s very own Tim Thompson, Poirier said he was gearing up for a bout before his UFC 208 fight with Miller even materialized:

“Man it’s been a long (Camp) actually. I’ve been in the gym constantly for a long time now. Before I even found out I was gonna fight Jim I was preparing for whoever was next. So here we are a few weeks away man. It’s been a long camp, I’ve been really focused and I’m feeling great.”

The former featherweight gave credit where it’s due, but he feels confident that there are some areas where he has the upper hand.

“I’ve been doing this a long time, I’m ready for whatever happens. But I do see spots where I think I’m gonna have the advantage, so me and my coaches are kinda game planning a little bit to where we think the strengths will be. Like I said, I’m ready for whatever.”

Having been in many wars in his 37-fight career, many would think Miller is on his last legs as a fighter. Despite the odds, Miller has won three straight bouts. Poirier said he knows Miller is still a threat inside the Octagon.

“Jim’s a fun fighter to watch. He’s been around a long time, 25 fights in the UFC I believe. I think he’s got the most wins in lightweight history in the UFC and saying all that, the guy’s far from shot. (He’s) not like a fighter that’s hanging on too long. This guy’s still a very dangerous guy. (He’s) quick and any opportunity he has, he’ll jump on your neck or your leg. So, he’s a dangerous guy.”

Speaking of Dustin Poirier, “The Diamond” is the latest UFC star to endorse TEN Spring Water, a premium alkaline bottled spring water with the highest pH of any bottled water at 10pH. The following is from a press release they sent in:

With the alkaline diet and lifestyle gaining in popularity, the demand for products such as TEN spring water is booming. The benefit of Alkaline water is that it may help protect the body from toxins and improve overall health because it is less acidic than many popular beverages, including sports drinks and regular bottled water. Acid content of food and beverages is generally considered undesirable by health experts, and in fact has created a $10 billion market for alkaline and anti-acid products (SOURCE: Modern Medicine). TEN spring water offers customers the highest pH of any bottled water brand and is the only super pH water (bottled waters above 9pH) that is also sourced from natural springs.

“We’re excited to have Dustin Poirier on ‘Team TEN’,” said Jose Fernandez, chief executive officer of Alkalife. “’The Diamond’ is in great company with other professional athletes whose training regimens include our high alkaline spring water.”

Dustin Poirier is a UFC fan-favorite and boasts a top ten lightweight ranking. Originally from Lafayette, Louisiana, Poirier trains in Coconut Creek, Florida with the renowned American Top Team, considered one of the world’s most elite MMA training organizations. Known for fighting verbally, physically and mentally, the 27-year old UFC star’s training regimen includes hydration with Alkalife TEN spring water.

“I’m a big believer in hard work, dedication and high alkaline water for hydration,” says Poirier.  “I’m proud to represent TEN spring water.”

Fans who follow Dustin Poirier on social media will see this outstanding mixed marital arts athlete sporting the signature TEN spring water bottle. TEN spring water is available at local supermarkets in two sizes — half liter six-packs and one liter bottles. Consumers can also order TEN on Amazon Prime. 

About TEN Spring Water

TEN spring water by Alkalife offers the highest pH water available at 10pH, and is an optimal combination of alkaline minerals rich with electrolytes, sourced from pure, natural springs. Rich with electrolytes, TEN is sourced and bottled right from pure, natural springs; unlike most bottled water — including other alkaline and electrolyte water — that is sourced from municipal sources (filtered tap water) or limestone aquifers which can deliver non-absorbable calcium. TEN spring water is available in half liter six-packs and one liter bottles at supermarkets throughout the southeast United States, specialty markets in the United States and online at Amazon.com. Visit www.alkalifeten.com for more information.