Dustin Poirier Apologizes for Confusing Fight Update

The fight is happening!" confirms Poirier

In a whirlwind of events, Dustin Poirier, affectionately known as “The Diamond,” sparked widespread confusion with a statement that his lightweight clash against Benoit Saint-Denis at UFC 299 was off. Initially set as the co-main event for the major showcase on March 9, Poirier’s abrupt social media announcement left fans and insiders puzzled. However, the narrative took a dramatic turn when Poirier, after a brief period of silence, corrected his earlier announcement, attributing the mix-up to a misunderstanding.

“The fight is off,” initially stated by Dustin Poirier.

Poirier later clarified, “Sorry folks, I jumped the gun a bit…It was a misunderstanding on my part. The fight is happening!”


Poirier’s apology for the confusion, citing a miscommunication with his team, ensured the fight was back on track, much to the relief of UFC enthusiasts. The matchup with Saint-Denis, promising to be a five-round thriller, is part of a card headlined by a bantamweight title fight featuring newly crowned champion Sean O’Malley against Marlon Vera.

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