Ferguson (25-4 MMA, 15-2 UFC) and Poirier (26-6 MMA, 18-5 UFC) were linked to a bout at UFC 254 in Abu Dhabi, but right after Poirier didn’t arrive to financial conditions with the UFC, the battle fell by means of.
Dana White deemed the struggle “dead” and mentioned the system is to discover Ferguson an additional opponent. But it appears Ferguson continue to wants the Poirier fight, urging the UFC to pay “The Diamond” what he’s inquiring for so they can make the fight transpire.
“Here’s Lookin’ At You Kid” Spend the gentleman @danawhite @ufc Adore ya’ll but let’s give the Hardcore & Casual followers what they deserve, a excellent fight Sir ⚔️🕶 -CSO- 🇺🇸🏆🇲🇽 @DustinPoirier #ufc254 pic.twitter.com/uVwwZIUtSd
— Tony Ferguson (@TonyFergusonXT) September 14, 2020
“‘Here’s Lookin’ At You Kid’ Pay the guy @danawhite @ufc Enjoy ya’ll but let’s give the Hardcore & Casual admirers what they are entitled to, a superior combat Sir
-CSO- @DustinPoirier #ufc254″
Poirier was speedy to react, exhibiting his appreciation towards Ferguson’s message as the two previous UFC interim light-weight champions try to salvage the struggle.
Tony’s the style of male who would handle his opponent and get him a new agreement for the combat to take place.
— The Diamond (@DustinPoirier) September 14, 2020
“Tony’s the kind of male who would handle his opponent and get him a new agreement for the battle to take place.”
Ferguson is coming off a fifth-spherical stoppage loss to Justin Gaethje at UFC 249, which set a halt to his 12-struggle profitable streak and No. 1 contender spot.
After falling short in his attempt to unify the belts with UFC light-weight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov in September 2019, Poirier rebounded with a unanimous final decision acquire around Dan Hooker at UFC on ESPN 12 in June.