Dustin Poirier Confident UFC Will Resolve Issues With ESPN+ Move

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The UFC recently made a huge announcement regarding their broadcasting.

ESPN+ will now be the exclusive home for UFC pay-per-view (PPV) events. In short, if you want to watch a UFC PPV, you have to sign up for ESPN+ as well as pay for the PPV fee. This will kick into effect at UFC 236, which is headlined by an interim lightweight title fight.

Dustin Poirier will face off against Max Holloway. Speaking to MMA Junkie, “The Diamond” discussed his thoughts on any of the concerns the move will bring with the new platform (via MMA Mania):

“I guess time will tell,” Poirier said. “Any kinks they have, any problems they have, they’ll fix them because they want to make as much money as possible. So whatever problems come up they’re going to get it fixed.

“But for me I can see problems like with people in Louisiana, like my father-in-law. These guys don’t have smart TVs and stuff like that. They’re not buying the app and signing up for ESPN+. It’s complicated for them. I don’t know what they’re going to do, but I’m sure they’ll figure it out.”

UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov is currently sidelined with a suspension. In his absence, featherweight champion Holloway faces the No. 3-ranked Poirier for the interim strap. Holloway is currently on a 13-fight win streak. As for Poirier, he has won four straight fights.

UFC 236 goes down live on ESPN+ from the State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia on April 13. If you enjoyed this story, please share it on social media!