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Dustin Porier: Not Stepping Back from UFC 131

Written on June 07, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Dustin Porier predicts what his fight against Jason Young on Saturday will be. Will he continue making his way up in the featherweight division?

Dustin Porier is one of UFC’s rising star in the featherweight division. For the last six months, he has proven this description to be true. On New Year’s Day, Dustin Porier gave Josh Grispi a defeat at UFC 125 when he served as a late replacement for the injured champion — Jose Aldo. In what has to be a title match, Dustin Porier’s win over Josh Grispi was the most high-profile fight of his career.

At UFC 131, he was supposed to face Rani Yahya. However, the Brazilian grappler was forced to withdraw from the fight due to injury. And stepping in for Rani Yahya at UFC 131 on June 11 will be Jason Young. While Dustin Porier was disappointed by the change, he insists that he will not take his new opponent lightly.

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