There was a time when it appeared that former UFC interim lightweight champions Tony Ferguson and Dustin Poirier were going to meet at UFC 254.
Poirier would shatter the dreams of the fans wanting that fighting, claiming the UFC wouldn’t meet his financial demands for fighting Ferguson. "El Cucuy" implored the UFC to pay Poirier whatever he wants to make the fight happen.
“Here’s Lookin’ At You Kid” Pay the man @danawhite @ufc Love ya’ll but let’s give the Hardcore & Casual fans what they deserve, a good fight Sir -- -CSO- ---------- @DustinPoirier #ufc254 pic.twitter.com/uVwwZIUtSd— Tony Ferguson (@TonyFergusonXT) September 14, 2020
The former interim lightweight champion got wind of Ferguson’s tweet and posted the following response on Twitter:
Tony's the type of guy who would manage his opponent and get him a new contract for the fight to happen.— The Diamond (@DustinPoirier) September 14, 2020
UFC 254 takes place on Saturday, October 24 from Fight Island in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi with Khabib Nurmagomedov and Dustin Poirier headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, which streams live on ESPN+ pay-per-view.