By: David Smith
Recently, Ali Abdelaziz claimed in an interview that UFC is working on a lightweight fight between Dustin Poirier and Beneil Dariush.
Both Poirier and Dariush are two top ranked lightweights. While Dariush is on a 8 fight win streak Poirier is coming off a loss against Charles Oliveira.
So a matchup between Dustin Poirier and Beneil Dariush does make sense if Poirier wants to pursue the UFC lightweight title one more time.
However, Dustin Poirier made it clear that Ali Abdelaziz's claim on UFC offering him a fight against Dariush is not true. Poirier sent a tweet reacting to the rumors, which said "Fake News".
For The Diamond, the best possible matchup in the lightweight division is a fight against Michael Chandler.
Fans want to see this fight after the altercation between Dustin Poirier and Michael Chandler at UFC 272.
And at this point of his UFC career it's very likely that The Diamond will be looking for the big money fights instead of fighting contenders after contenders for a potential title shot.
It won't be a surprise if Dustin Poirier moves upto welterweight division for a fight against his former teammate, Colby Covington.
The truth behind the altercation between Poirier and Chandler