Final Fighting Championship (UFC) president Dana White is not interested in salvaging a light-weight matchup between Dustin Poirier and Tony Ferguson pursuing modern struggles with “Diamond” at the negotiating table.
Poirier, who was in talks to struggle Ferguson at UFC 254 this coming October, revealed earlier this week that he was unable to come to phrases on a deal with UFC. As a consequence, his proposed battle reverse “El Cucuy” was eradicated from UFC 254’s want listing and place on the again burner.
From what we know, Poirier just needs to get paid out. “Diamond” even mentioned right after the fact that a possible clash with Ferguson could continue to take place if all sides come to an arrangement.
“There’s constantly a possibility just not searching like it is heading to happen next month,” wrote Poirier on Friday (by means of Twitter).
Although battle enthusiasts were holding out hope that UFC could do the job its magic and entice Poirier to indication the dotted line for just one of the most exciting pairings of 2020, it now appears to be like the marketing is all set to switch the webpage absolutely. This is in accordance to White, who spoke with media members about the lightweight matchup all through Saturday night’s UFC Vegas 10 publish-struggle press conference (complete replay Listed here).
“No, we’re not even trying to salvage it,” stated White. “We’re finding yet another combat. It’ll happen (with a various opponent for Ferguson).”
A matchup amongst Poirier and Ferguson could have produced an additional Combat of the 12 months applicant, but at least the promotion is preparing on preserving “El Cucuy” on the UFC 254 card. Probably UFC matchmakers get a small imaginative and provide Max Holloway up from featherweight. It’s possible red-incredibly hot contenders Charles Oliveira or Beneil Dariush get their crack at the light-weight major 5. There a ton of unique selections for Ferguson’s return fight, but Poirier will not be just one of them.
Poirier, 31, is coming off a masterful selection gain above Dan Hooker at UFC Vegas 4 this earlier June. It was his very first Octagon visual appearance given that acquiring submitted by light-weight winner Khabib Nurmagomedov just over a person 12 months back. Poirier’s overall performance lined him up for a probable No. 1 contender’s bout with Ferguson, but now “Diamond” will have to go back to the drawing board.
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