Dustin Poirier and Tony Ferguson look set to lock horns later this yr to find out a primary contender for the UFC light-weight championship.
‘El Cucuy’ was stopped by Justin Gaethje of their interim title combat again in Might to seemingly finish his title alternatives, having seen a combat with Khabib Nurmagomedov fall off FIVE occasions.
But it seems as if UFC president White is prepared to provide Ferguson one other alternative to earn a title shot by pitting him towards ‘The Diamond’.
Following the conclusion of UFC on ESPN 15 on Saturday evening, White confirmed Ferguson’s subsequent combat had been booked – however he refused to call the opponent.
Nonetheless, when pressed if it was Poirier subsequent for the TUF winner, White admitted it was ‘most likely’ subsequent after his unimaginable victory over Dan Hooker.
The Louisiana native bounced again from his defeat to Khabib at UFC 242 with a ‘Combat of the Yr’ contender towards Hooker within the UFC Apex to propel himself again into title rivalry.
Whoever wins this combat nearly actually ensures their likelihood to face the Russian ought to he defeat Gaethje at UFC 254 in October.
‘The Eagle’ claimed whoever defeated Poirier would mechanically earn the prospect to face him for the 155lbs championship, even telling bitter rival Conor McGregor he may get a rematch by beating the previous light-weight contender as soon as once more.
Ought to Ferguson and Poirier combat this yr, it might seemingly go away ‘The Infamous’ in a state of limbo as soon as once more. Though he retired as soon as once more earlier this yr, the Irishman is allegedly itching to combat.
After teasing a trilogy bout towards Nate Diaz, there are now not a plethora of choices at light-weight for the previous two-weight world champion.
In fact, given his appreciable drawing energy and PPV presence, the UFC would like to schedule a rematch towards Khabib. Nonetheless, time may properly be operating out given the 31-year-old is already contemplating hanging up his gloves.