(Updated) Dustin Poirier Says Calgary Fight With Eddie Alvarez Doubtful, Despite Rival’s Latest Comment
By FCF Staff
Eddie Alvarez caused a stir earlier on Thursday by tweeting out he’ll “see” Dustin Poirier in Calgary. But, his rival and fellow lightweight contender maintains a July 28th bout between the two is doubtful.
Recently it’s been reported that the UFC is hoping to add the lightweight fight to the upcoming, Fight Night card. Following Alvarez’s tweet, however, MMA Junkie spoke with Poirier, and “The Diamond” said a deadline he set for the rematch to get booked has past.
Poirier said he’s not interested in fighting on that date, unless more money is offered, and in addition he relayed this:
“I had a trip to Asia planned. I’d have to really cancel a bunch of stuff, and I would have if they’d let me know in the week and a half I gave them to say yes, for him to get his contract figured out.
“I’ll fight him at another date. But it’s looking like Calgary is not going to happen.”
Poirier and Alvarez fought last May, but the fight was declared a no-contest, after the latter struck the veteran with an illegal knee.
Update: Since this report, Poirier has tweeted out the comment below to Alvarez.
See you there! 😘 https://t.co/AylVVutl71
— The Diamond (@DustinPoirier) May 11, 2018