When it became as soon as acknowledged that Khabib Nurmagomedov will no longer be in a space to compete in UFC 249 against Tony Ferguson, Dustin Poirier became as soon as one among the critical names that came in as a doubtless substitute. Alternatively, Poirier recently fought Nurmagomedov at UFC 242 in September. If he manages a secure at UFC 249, it would lead to a straight away rematch with Khabib. Poirier believed it became as soon as the explanation Justin Gaethje bought the nod sooner than him as Khabib’s substitute.
“I mediate that’s exactly what it became as soon as. Me coming off the loss to Khabib, it’s correct a new contender, a guy on a dawdle, an exciting fight,” Poirier knowledgeable MMA Junkie on Wednesday. “It’s correct what happens. It’s switch. I are mindful of it’s a switch. I can’t twist their arm and cling them dwell things. Undoubtedly I would really like to be in there across from Tony, nonetheless it’s all factual. I’ve correct bought to fight and secure, and the complete lot will resolve itself.”
Dustin Poirier presents his predictions for Tony Ferguson vs Justin Gaethje at UFC 249
UFC president Dana White made a fearless option by scheduling the fighting tournament amidst the pandemic, though he took a pair of precautionary measures. The fight between Gaethje and Ferguson will cling build on April 19 at a residence that is but undisclosed.
No topic would perchance be the set, Poirier felt Gaethje became as soon as in a factual space to beat Ferguson.
“I mediate (Gaethje is) going to knock Tony out,” Poirier said. “Both guys on the technical aspect of it don’t cling the most crisp formula via kickboxing, but they’re both very opposed fighters.”
If Tony Ferguson defeats Justin Gaethje, he’ll change into the critical fighter in UFC history to secure an meantime Championship twice.
— MMA Historic previous As we recount time (@MMAHistoryToday) April 6, 2020
“They both hotfoot in with reckless abandonment of their very cling self to land the substantial photos. I correct mediate Gaethje goes to land one thing substantial on the internal and be troubled Tony, man. I essentially dwell. We’ve viewed Tony be troubled a pair of times. I correct mediate Gaethje goes to be the one to dwell him.”
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