There has been a lot of speculation whether or not Tony Ferguson and Dustin Poirier will meet inside the octagon at UFC 254. After reports emerged that both the former Interim Champions will take on each other at UFC 254, fight fans were left ecstatic about the potential match-up. However, Poirier revealed that he won’t be fighting Ferguson next after failing to come to terms with the UFC. Poirier stated that he is a “prizefighter, and the prize needs to be right.” Soon after this Tony Ferguson took to Twitter and urged UFC President Dana White “to pay the man,” exciting fight fans once again. However, Dana White in a recent interview stated that they are looking for a new opponent for Ferguson, and that the promotion is not even trying to salvage the fight.
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Amidst confusion regarding Ferguson’s next opponent, many big names got thrown into the mix, including Michael Chandler, Dan Hooker, and Paul Felder. After Dana White stated that Poirier is trying to run away from Ferguson by citing excuses, Poirier sent a stern reply. “I want that fight.”
UFC should make Dustin Poirier vs Tony Ferguson happen
After Dana White’s recent comments, and Poirier’s response, Tony Ferguson once again took Poirier’s side and called for a mega-fight against the former interim Champion.
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— Tony Ferguson (@TonyFergusonXT) September 17, 2020
Dustin Poirier vs Tony Ferguson is an exciting match-up. Earlier, Khabib Nurmagomedov had also teased a potential showdown between Poirier and Ferguson as he teased the rumored stacked UFC 254. In a #1 contender’s match for the UFC Lightweight Championship, both Ferguson and Poirier could be looking at another opportunity to fight for the gold. Additionally, it can give Ferguson a shot at the belt, having never fought for the title despite accumulating 12 fight win-streak at the lightweight division.
UFC 254 is already a stacked card with Khabib Nurmagomedov set to take on Justin Gaethje for the UFC Lightweight Championship in a title unification bout. Robert Whittaker will take on Jared Cannonier in a potential #1 contender’s match for the UFC Middleweight Championship. With Yair Rodrigues set to take on Zabit Magomedsharipov, and Rafael dos Anjos returning to lightweight division to take on Islam Makachev, Tony Ferguson vs Dustin Poirier would make this card one of the most stacked and exciting card of this year.