Former interim UFC lightweight champion, Dustin Poirier has insisted that his immediate fighting future with the UFC is uncertain as he fails to secure a return bout – but when he does, the Louisana native has a “nasty” offering waiting for his opponent.
Dustin Poirier, who has been sidelined since December of last year, most recently headlined UFC 269 against undisputed lightweight best, Charles Oliveira – suffering an eventual third round standing rear-naked choke defeat.
In the time since, Poirier, who had turned in a pair of victories against former undisputed lightweight and featherweight champion, Conor McGregor last year, has yet to book an Octagon return, however, it doesn’t appear to be for the want of trying.
Dustin Poirier has headlined in each of his last five pay-per-view outings
The American Top Team staple has welcomed a welterweight division climb to tackle Nate Diaz, who has also made his interest in the bout clear, however, the UFC – who were initially interested in booking the fight, have since moved on from the pairing.
UFC president, Dana White also recently confirmed that the organization would likely explore new options for both Poirier and Diaz – without including them in a bout against each other.
As he finds himself linked with a fourth pairing against the aforenoted, McGregor, Poirier – who now occupies the #1 rank at lightweight in tandem with incoming title challenger, former-foe, Justin Gaethje claimed that a “nasty” showing awaits his next contender.
“I’m telling you, I’m gonna bust someone up something nasty next time out,” Dustin Poirier tweeted. “Save this tweet (puffing face emoji).”
Seemingly not aimed at a particular fighter, Poirier claimed that the UFC was full of “fakes” – before explaining how he was itching at the prospect of making an Octagon return.
“You guys are a bunch of fakes in the UFC,” Dustin Poirier tweeted. “Can’t wait to beat that ass (hands emoji).”
For the time being, at least, Poirier appears to have options at the lightweight limit quite limited at the moment – beyond a fourth offering against McGregor.
The aforenoted duo of Oliveira and Gaethje are slated to headline UFC 274 on May 7. in an undisputed title fight – while fellow contenders, Michael Chandler, and Tony Ferguson are booked to square off opposite each other on the same Phoenix, Arizona card.
As for the grappling duo of Beneil Dariush, and Islam Makhachev – UFC president, Dana White has also already confirmed how the promotion plan to reschedule a bout between those two in the future in an expected title-eliminator.