What Does Dustin Poirier Think About Possibly Fighting Tony Ferguson?
Dustin Poirier has discussed a potential lightweight clash against Tony Ferguson.
It comes as a surprise to many that Poirier and Ferguson haven’t crossed paths yet. Both men are known for their exciting fighting styles and pace that can last an entire five-round fight. They are also both former interim UFC Lightweight Champions.
UFC President Dana White revealed that he has Poirier vs. Ferguson in mind for a 155-pound tilt. Appearing on UFC Unfiltered, Poirier says that while an offer hasn’t been made, he’s preparing for it (h/t MMAFighting.com).
“I don’t have a contract yet,” Poirier said. “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.”
Poirier went on to say that upon hearing that he could possibly be called upon to do battle with Ferguson, he took the trip to American Top Team in Florida to get some drills in.
“When the rumbling started, when they started talking about it, I booked the flight. I’m in Florida right now,” Poirier said. “I just got done with wrestling practice a couple of hours ago. I came to Coconut Creek. We’re eight weeks out this week, so better safe than sorry. Dana knows my number. If we get this fight made, I’m already here, training. If not, I fly back to Louisiana and we’ll see what happens.”
In his last outing, Poirier bested Dan Hooker in a “Fight of the Year” candidate. “The Diamond” won the fight via unanimous decision.
Ferguson’s last outing didn’t go his way. He took on Justin Gaethje for the interim UFC Lightweight Championship. Ferguson was defeated by Gaethje via fifth-round TKO. “El Cucuy” hadn’t been beaten since May 2012. His 12-fight winning streak was snapped.