Dustin Poirier Volunteers To Face Tony Ferguson Next

Dustin Poirier

If Khabib Nurmagomedov can’t make a date against Tony Ferguson next, Dustin Poirier is ready to step in for the bout.

Ferguson recently called out Nurmagomedov to settle their differences at the UFC 245 pay-per-view (PPV) event this December. However, if “The Eagle” doesn’t take the fight, Poirier has thrown his name into the hat for the fight.

Poirier had a five-fight win streak snapped against Nurmagomedov in Abu Dhabi at UFC 242 earlier this month. Nurmagomedov submitted Poirier in the third round with a rear-naked choke. Now, fans are calling for “The Eagle” to take on what they believe to be the Russian’s biggest threat, in Ferguson.

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El Cucuy” is the owner of one of the most ridiculous win streaks in the UFC. He has won 12-straight fights over notable names such as Edson Barboza, Rafael dos Anjos, Kevin Lee, Anthony Pettis, and Donald Cerrone. Given Ferguson’s unorthodox striking style, relentless pressure, and jiu-jitsu ability, the stylistic matchup against a fighter of Khabib’s caliber is an extremely interesting one.

However, if Ferguson is matched up against Poirier, that could also present a very interesting matchup of styles. Both men are black belts in jiu-jitsu and posses fight-ending knockout power. No matter which way you book it, fight fans are in for a treat when it comes to matchups at the top of the 155-pound rankings.

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