Former UFC interim light-weight winner Dustin Poirier is not closing the door on a potential battle with Tony Ferguson.
Poirier and Ferguson have been connected to a struggle at UFC 254 on Oct 24 or many weeks. Regrettably, this dynamite light-weight matchup hit a snag this 7 days, when information surfaced that Poirier and the UFC could not occur to an arrangement on phrases for the bout.
“UFC and I didn’t occur to conditions,” Poirier informed ESPN this week. “I will not be combating on Oct. 24.”
Although Poirier will not be fighting Ferguson at UFC 254, however, he is not ruling out a struggle with his fellow former interim champ at a later day.
There’s often a probability just not hunting like it is likely to occur next thirty day period https://t.co/y0TervpS2j
— The Diamond (@DustinPoirier) September 11, 2020
“There’s always a likelihood just not seeking like it is likely to transpire upcoming thirty day period,” Poirier claimed on Twitter, responding to a supporter.
It’s not apparent how significantly aside Poirier and the UFC were in terms of negotiations for a Ferguson combat, but as ESPN reporter Ariel Helwani pointed out on Twitter, the light-weight created $150,000 to display and an additional $150,000 to gain by when he defeated Dan Hooker by determination earlier this calendar year.
Supplied that his mentor Mike Brown a short while ago suggested Poirier has attained a million-dollar payday, it’s achievable there was rather a gulf involving what he needed and what the UFC supplied.
“If it ended up me, it’s a title shot [next for Poirier],” Brown stated on The Luke Thomas Demonstrate just after Poirier defeated Hooker in a 2020 Struggle of the Year contender. “In a ideal earth if Gaethje wins [against Khabib Nurmagomedov], in a perfect world, that’s what would transpire. That would be everything going ideal-circumstance scenario, but whoever he fights, he justifies a raise and warrants a great deal of cash for what he’s accomplishing. Every time it’s craziness. Just about every fight is wild. There is in no way a unexciting moment. I think he warrants a million-dollar payday.”
Do you feel we’ll see Dustin Poirier and Tony Ferguson fight this 12 months?