Dustin Poirier Calls on UFC to “Stop Playing Around” & Move Forward With 155 Division
By FCF Staff
It remains to be seen what’s next for the UFC’s top lightweights, and Dustin Poirier is clearly frustrated with that fact.
Due to Khabib Nurmagomedov’s pending, disciplinary action from the Nevada Commission, as a result of the post-fight brawl at UFC 229, it’s not known yet when the lightweight champ will fight next. In addition, Conor McGregor is also facing the possibility of a suspension, as a result of what transpired after his loss to Nurmagomedov.
Well, due to all this, recently Poirier called for a fight with Tony Ferguson via social media. While talking to MMA Junkie after doing so, the lightweight contender had this to say regarding his next bout:
“I want to fight Tony,” Poirier said. “And if it’s not Tony, good for Tony, he’s (expletive) more than earned his shot at Khabib. He’s definitely next in line for the world championship. He’s ahead of me. I agree.”
“…This is going to be my 40th fight this next one, and I’m closer than ever, and here were are getting held up and messed around with all kinds of (expletive) like this.
“The UFC needs to stop playing around.”
Poirier was expected to fight Nate Diaz at UFC 230 last month, but due to a hip injury, he had to withdraw from the fight.