Dustin Poirer won the title shot for Lightweight against Eddie Alvarez at the main event in UFC on Fox 30. The event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship held on July 28, 2018, at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Poirer ended his rivalry with Alvarez with TKO, punches and elbow, at 4:05 of Round 2.
Rumour: Ferguson vs Poirier
The rumour said it is already being discussed for the upcoming New York Card. Everyone is talking about Poirer’s (24-5 MMA, 16-4 UFC) second-round TKO victory over Alvarez (29-6 MMA, 4-3 UFC), former interim UFC lightweight title holder Tony Ferguson is in the midst of recovering from a tough knee injury.
With an original report from Middle Easy, UFC is looking forward to seeing the two in the Octagon at UFC 230. Read the original report below:
“Huge if true but it looks Dustin Poirier vs. Tony Ferguson is being discussed by the UFC. The rumour target date for this matchup would be the stacked MSG show in November.”
“I’m not 100% sure.”
Rumours have been swirling that a lightweight showdown may happen as early as October. However, Poirier might just stay ready in case Nurmagomedov or McGregor can’t make it to the fight.
“I’m not 100-percent sure. We’ve got to see the timeframe,” Poirier said at the UFC on FOX 30 post-fight press conference. “This is a crazy, crazy sport. It might be two completely different guys fighting for that title in October. You never know. This last year has been insane. But hopefully, that fight comes together. I don’t plan on taking long. I’m not taking a year off, I’m hitting my stride right now, I’m in my prime. I’m feeling the best I’ve ever felt. I want to keep growing on this.”
“I do want a title shot, I feel like I’ve earned it. I’m next. I’ve paid my dues year after year in this gritty game. We’ll see. I don’t know the timeframe.”
Maybe It’s Too Soon for Poirier to Go Back in the Octagon
UFC president Dana White said on Friday that he would like to book Ferguson on the same card as Nurmagomedov and McGregor, which might force Poirier back sooner than expected. But is that a fight that Poirier would consider taking?
“It’s too soon to tell,” Poirier said about fighting Ferguson. “If Dana [White] calls me and we make a deal for the fight, maybe. I don’t know. I’m the best in the world. I can beat all these guys.”
For now, Poirier is excited to spend some time with his family and return home to Louisiana in the immediate aftermath of his win. The Diamond Poirier said he’s definitely going to stay in shape as he continues his hunt for UFC gold.
“I don’t plan on getting crazy out of shape or anything like that,” Poirier said. “I’m going to get back to the gym, work on some stuff. I have a bunch of buddies fighting in a couple months back in Louisiana and I want to help them get ready. So I’ll be around. But in a perfect world, which this is not, I would have a full camp and have a fair shake at a title fight.”
Watch Poirer’s full post-fight conference below. Video courtesy of MMA Junkie.
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