Dustin Poirier made an emphatic return to the octagon after he picked up an impressive unanimous decision win over top prospect Dan Hooker in what was a Fight of the Year outing for both the fighters. Poirier has been an unstoppable force inside the UFC Lightweight division with a sole loss to Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov. With notable victories over Justin Gaethje, Eddie Alvarez, and Max Holloway, Dustin Poirier will go down as one of the greatest lightweight fighters of all time.
Earlier this month, UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedoc revealed that he is ready to defend his title belt against any fighter who can Dustin Poirier. With the Champion announcing his next opponent, it will be interesting to see who will fight Poirier next. It is equally interesting to see whether Poirier will get a rematch if he wins his next fight.
Dustin Poirier interested in a potential Tony Ferguson fight
Both Tony Ferguson and Dustin Poirier have shown interest in a fight in the past. However, there has been no back and forth between the fighters. In a reply to a fan on Twitter, Poirier showed interest in a potential match-up with Tony Ferguson.
— The Diamond (@DustinPoirier) August 20, 2020
Tony Ferguson is in need of a win after his lackluster performance against Justin Gaethje at UFC 249. Dustin Poirier vs Tony Ferguson is an exciting match-up between two former interim lightweight Champions. In the absence of Conor McGregor, it makes for the perfect fight to decide the next title contender.
There will be blood
— The Diamond (@DustinPoirier) August 19, 2020
Meanwhile, Khabib Nurmagomedov will defend his lightweight Championship against Justin Gaethje at UFC 254. Gaethje put up an incredible performance against Tony Ferguson in the main event of UFC 249 to win the interim lightweight Championship. Gaethje and Khabib will battle it out in a title unification bout to determine the greatest lightweight of all time.
Dustin Poirier vs Tony Ferguson also leaves the door for a potential Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Tony Ferguson open. Tony Ferguson was scheduled to take on Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 249. However, the fight fell apart after the pandemic put travel restrictions around the world. Dustin Poirier vs Tony Ferguson is a huge fight for all the boxing fans and will mark Tony Ferguson’s return to the octagon after his first loss in a record 12 fight win-streak.