UFC President Dana White recommended on Tuesday that Dustin Poirier had negotiated himself out of a battle with Tony Ferguson.
Earlier this month it was documented that a substantial light-weight fight amongst Poirier and Ferguson would provide as the co-headliner of October’s UFC 254 spend-for every-see function.
However, shortly next that news Dustin Poirier unveiled that negotiations for a potential battle with ‘El Cucuy’ experienced broken down and therefore he would not be competing this Oct.
UFC boss Dana White was questioned about the failed negotiations for Poirier vs. Ferguson for the duration of tonight’s DWCS 33 put up-struggle news meeting and instructed that ‘The Diamond’ experienced talked himself out of the battle.
“Listen, I like Dustin,” White informed reporters on Tuesday (through MMA Junkie). “I’m not going to sit up listed here and say anything at all negative about Dustin, he’s a fantastic kid. I never know if it was he did not want to combat in Abu Dhabi or what his deal was – he didn’t want to fight.”
Dana White continued:
“Listen, there’s a whole lot of unique means to flip down a battle. Negotiating oneself out of a single is a single of the techniques you can do it. So for what ever motive, he did not want to just take this fight. Only he knows that. I do not see Tony not accepting the fight.”
Dustin Poirier would answer to White’s responses soon thereafter in a textual content concept to MMAJunkie.
“I do want that combat,” Poirier mentioned. “Simple and plain, I want to combat Tony. I like the match-up.”
‘The Diamond’ returned to the earn column in June when he acquired a thrilling determination victory in excess of perennial division contender Dan Hooker.
As for Tony Ferguson, the previous interim light-weight champion lately experienced his to start with loss in eight yrs when he was TKO’d by Justin Gaethje at UFC 249.
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This short article initial appeared on BJPENN.com on September 15, 2020