UFC President Dana White discovered some thrilling information for struggle supporters this evening when he declared that Tony Ferguson has a fight lined up.
Pursuing tonight’s UFC on ESPN 15 event in Las Vegas, White took to the podium at the publish-combat press conference to share an update on the promotions for interim light-weight title holder in Ferguson.
‘El Cucuy’ was very last viewed in action at May’s UFC 249 celebration the place he suffered a tricky fifth-spherical TKO reduction to Justin Gaethje in his bid to reclaim the UFC’s interim lightweight championship.
Now completely heeled from his war wounds with ‘The Highlight’, Dana White suggests Tony Ferguson has a battle lined up and it’s “probably” from Dustin Poirier (26-6 MMA).
Dana White claims that Tony Ferguson has a combat lined up. On regardless of whether Dustin Poirier is the opponent: “Most likely”
— Aaron Bronsteter (@aaronbronsteter) August 23, 2020
“Dana White claims that Tony Ferguson has a struggle lined up. On regardless of whether Dustin Poirier is the opponent: ‘Probably.’” through Aaron Bronsteter of TSN.
‘The Diamond’ returned to the acquire column in June by scoring a unanimous final decision victory above Dan Hooker. That earn was preceded by a submission reduction to Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 242 in what served as a light-weight title unification match.
In the meantime, prior to dropping to Justin Gaethje in Could, Tony Ferguson had put collectively an incredible twelve-combat earn streak. Throughout that stunning extend ‘El Cucuy’ scored stoppage victories above MMA notables Edson Barboza, Kevin Lee, Anthony Pettis and Donald Cerrone.
If Ferguson and Poirier do collide afterwards this yr the winner could effortlessly discover their way again to a title shot chance. Each adult men are previous interim champions and persuasive story lines could be designed depending on what finishes up going on involving Khabib and Gaethje and UFC 254.
Dustin Poirier previously holds a win more than ‘The Highlight’, and Tony Ferguson nonetheless has however to battle his longtime rival in Khabib Nurmagomedov.
Who do you assume will arise victorious if Poirier and Ferguson toss down afterwards this fall? Share your predictions in the comments section PENN Country!
This write-up initially appeared on BJPENN.com on August 22, 2020