Dustin Poirier sent heartbreaking news to the fans recently when he announced that he won’t be fighting Tony Ferguson at UFC 254 after failing to come to terms with the UFC. Poirier stated that he is a prizefighter and the price needs to be right for him to take on Tony Ferguson in the co-main event of UFC 254. Past weekend, soon after the conclusion of UFC Vegas 10, Dana White announced that he is not looking at salvaging the match-up and are looking at a different opponent for Dustin Poirier.
Ben Askren even went on to called Poirier “dumb” for not taking the fight against Ferguson. However, fighter’s pay is a serious factor and as for fight fans, we are bound to respect a fighter’s decision to take the fight and otherwise. In this situation, Poirier looks ready to fight with a better payout, and rightfully so.
Dustin Poirier has been the most entertaining fighter in the lightweight division for the last several years. With notable victories over Eddie Alvarez, Justin Gaethje, and Max Holloway, Poirier has cemented himself as one of the greatest of all time. Dustin Poirier vs Tony Ferguson is as exciting as it gets and looks like even Tony Ferguson wants that fight more than anything.
Tony Ferguson wants to fight Dustin Poirier next
“Here’s Lookin’ At You Kid” Pay the man @danawhite @ufc Love ya’ll but let’s give the Hardcore & Casual fans what they deserve, a good fight Sir ⚔️🕶 -CSO- 🇺🇸🏆🇲🇽 @DustinPoirier #ufc254 pic.twitter.com/uVwwZIUtSd
— Tony Ferguson (@TonyFergusonXT) September 14, 2020
In a recent tweet on Twitter, Ferguson urged Dana White and the UFC to “pay the man” so that the world can witness what they deserve. Looks like Tony Ferguson wants to fight Poirier next, and considering how big a name Ferguson is, there’s a likely possibility that Poirier vs Ferguson could capitalize.
Khabib Nurmagomedov has already stated that he will fight any fighter who can beat Dustin Poirier inside the octagon after the former interim Champion beat Dan Hooker in his return fight after UFC 242. It’s an interesting opportunity for Tony Ferguson who could finally get his much-awaited shot at the lightweight gold after win over Poirier come UFC 254. Earlier, even Khabib Nurmagomedov has teased a super showdown between Dustin Poirier and Tony Ferguson.