Dustin Poirier Calls Out Tony Ferguson: ‘Let’s Give The Fans The Violence They Deserve’
Dustin Poirier doesn’t like the sound of waiting around on the sidelines and has called out fellow contender Tony Ferguson.
Poirier has been sidelined since defeating Eddie Alvarez on July 28 and has been calling for a fight with one of the top contenders at 155-pounds. The American Top Team man was expected to face Nate Diaz at UFC 220 last month, but pulled out of the bout citing a hip injury.
Since then, UFC President Dana White spoke of a potential plan for Poirier to rematch Conor McGregor, but following reports today that champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and McGregor won’t receive their punishments for their actions after their fight at UFC 229, Poirier took to social media this morning to lay down a challenge to Ferguson.
“Just woke up and read theres gonna be more waiting around at the top of the lightweight division…
Let’s give the fans the violence they deserve @TonyFergusonXT
Let’s go @ufc !!! Stop holding up my weight class!”
Just woke up and read theres gonna be more waiting around at the top of the lightweight division…
Let's give the fans the violence they deserve @TonyFergusonXT
Let's go @ufc !!! Stop holding up my weight class!
— The Diamond (@DustinPoirier) December 10, 2018
Ferguson is currently riding an eleven-fight win streak with his last victory coming at UFC 229 against Anthony Pettis. “El Cucuy’s” last loss came in 2012 when he dropped a unanimous decision to Michael Johnson at UFC on Fox 3. Since then, Ferguson has been unstoppable with victories over the likes of Kevin Lee, Rafael dos Anjos and Edson Barboza during his impressive run of form.