Dustin Poirier Unsure Of UFC Future: ‘I Haven’t Heard Anything In Two Months’

    ByRoss Markey

    Apr 14, 2022
    Dustin Poirier

    Former interim UFC lightweight champion, Dustin Poirier insists that he’s currently in limbo regarding his fighting future with the promotion, explaining how he has heard nothing regarding a potential Octagon return in over two months.

    The Lafayette native most recently headlined UFC 269 back in December against undisputed lightweight kingpin, Charles Oliveira – suffering an eventual, third round standing rear-naked choke defeat.

    However, in the months since his title challenge loss to Sao Paulo grappler, Oliveira – Poirier has welcomed a welterweight division climb – as well as the rebooking of a grudge match against Nate Diaz. 

    The two widely noted their interest in the pairing, as well as the UFC, however, in a matter of hours after Poirier claimed that he had been offered a fight by the promotion – reports detailed how the UFC had decided to move away from booking the two together. 

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    Following UFC 273 last weekend, UFC president, Dana White also confirmed that the organization are likely to find other opponents for both Poirier and Diaz.

    It is also widely believed that the promotion would elect against booking Diaz against Poirier given his current contract situation – which sees him retain just a single fight, and would allow him to test free agency following his next bout if he decides against re-upping with the promotion.

    Dustin Poirier reveals his fighting future with the UFC is still very much up in the air

    Commenting on his future off the back of his battle with Oliveira at the end of last year, Poirier has claimed that it has been over two months since he has heard from the promotion in regards to a return to the Octagon.

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    “I don’t know what’s going on,” Dustin Poirier replied to a Twitter user who asked when he would be making a return and if he was fighting Nate Diaz next. “I haven’t heard anything from anyone in the last two months.”

    When further asked if he believed the UFC was hoping to book him in a fourth fight against former two-weight champion, Conor McGregor when the Dubliner returns, Dustin Poirier replied, “Probably so.”

    Doubling down on his stance that he’s currently unsure on his fighting future, Dustin Poirier replied, “When they stop playing around,” when asked when he would be making a return to active competition.

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    In his most recent professional victory, Poirier headlined UFC 264 back in July of last year, securing a second career triumph against the aforenoted, McGregor – who suffered a fractured tibia at the end of the opening round, resulting in a doctor’s stoppage TKO win.