In excess of the weekend, Top Battling Championship (UFC) President Dana White recommended that all signs pointed to a rematch concerning Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier getting “done,” though his solution to the issue didn’t seem to be 100-per cent affirmative.
In accordance to 1 50 % of that headlining bout, Dustin Poirier, the fight — which is targeted to go down on Jan. 23, 2021 — is much from a accomplished deal, publishing on Twitter that UFC’s lead male desires to stop “playing games” and mail him the correct deal.
Though facts as to what the “right contract” is, it appears negotiations between UFC and Poirier could once once more be at a standstill. If you recall, the big rationale a combat among “Diamond” and Tony Ferguson didn’t transpire at UFC 254 a couple weeks in the past was a immediate consequence of unsuccessful negotiations. In accordance to White, Poirier “negotiated himself out of the battle,” indicating that maybe his former interim Lightweight champion didn’t truly want to scrap.
Poirier hasn’t competed because having out Dan Hooker in an epic- five-spherical war at UFC Vegas 4 this past June (see it yet again in this article), which once all over again attained “Diamond” a $50,000 write-up-combat bonus.
The proposed rematch from McGregor was initially in talks to go down at Welterweight, a shift that did not sit too very well with White. But following present-day Lightweight winner Khabib Nurmagomedov retired from the combat video game just after submitting Justin Gaethje, the landscape transformed completely.
And even though White not long ago stated that he would not vacate the 155-pound strap thanks to the possibility of “The Eagle” flying again to the Octagon for a single more fight, it would however behoove McGregor and Poirier to tango a Light-weight in purchase to insure on their own some bargaining energy when the time does appear to stage yet another title fight in the division.
For now, let us just hope UFC and Poirier get to an arrangement within the future thirty day period.