It’s been a while since the rumors of a potential Dustin Poirier vs Tony Ferguson fight started taking over the internet. If reports are to be believed, Dustin Poirier vs Tony Ferguson could serve as the co-main event of UFC 254 which will headline Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Justin Gaethje in a title unification bout for the UFC Lightweight Championship. However, there has been no official confirmation regarding the same. Dustin Poirier has teased the possibility of fighting Tony Ferguson next on a number of occasions, even promising a bloodied war if they meet inside the octagon.
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In a recent conversation with UFC Unifletered (via MMA Fighting), Poirier opened up on a potential fight with Tony Ferguson. Poirier revealed that he has not signed the contract yet. However, he did state that he has started training ever since he heard the rumors.
Dustin Poirier is ready for Tony Ferguson
Earlier, even UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov teased Tony Ferguson vs Dustin Poirier for the UFC 254 card and called it the best card of the year.
— khabib nurmagomedov (@TeamKhabib) September 2, 2020
Poirier stated, “I don’t have a contract yet. I saw Dana talking about it, I know that they want it, I know they want it on the same card as Khabib and Gaethje, I’m just waiting, I’m just waiting to talk to them.”
It looks like nothing has been confirmed yet. However, it looks like we could be in for a mega-fight between two of the best fighters in the lightweight division. Earlier, Khabib Nurmagomedov stated that in an unlikely possibility where he cannot face Georges St-Pierre in his last fight, he would face any fighter who can beat Dustin Poirier.
Dustin Poirier is coming off a spectacular unanimous decision victory over Dan Hooker at UFC Fight Night. Tony Ferguson is coming off an upset against Justin Gaethje at UFC 249. After losing a title opportunity against Gaethje, it’s an incredible opportunity for Tony Ferguson to finally get his long-awaited shot at the UFC Lightweight Championship. Dustin Poirier vs Tony Ferguson could well be the biggest non-title fight in the history of UFC and one that will decide who will fight for the UFC Lightweight Championship next.