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Tony Ferguson Sends Message To Dana White After UFC Fails To Reach Terms With Dustin Poirier

Tony Ferguson Sends Message To Dana White After UFC Fails To Reach Terms With Dustin Poirier

UFC star Tony Ferguson has told Dana White to pay Dustin Poirier to make the fight happen so they can give the fans what they deserve.

'The Diamond' failed to agree terms with the UFC who cancelled the highly-anticipated lightweight clash.

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But Ferguson is hellbent on facing Poirier as he took to social media to issue White and the UFC a message.

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On Twitter, he wrote: "'Here's Lookin' At You Kid' Pay the man @danawhite @ufc.

"Love ya'll but let's give the Hardcore & Casual fans what they deserve, a good fight Sir @DustinPoirier."

Poirier swiftly replied, saying: "Violence!!! Let's go Tony!!!"

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White claims they are NOT trying to salvage Ferguson vs. Poirier.

"No, we're not even trying to salvage it," the UFC president said during a press conference following Saturday's UFC Fight Night.

He added: "We're getting another fight. It'll happen (with a different opponent for Ferguson)."

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Poirier last fought in June when he outpointed Dan Hooker in a 'Fight of the Year' contender.

Though the former UFC interim champion won't be returning to the Octagon next month.

"UFC and I didn't come to terms," he told ESPN. "I will not be fighting on Oct. 24.

"I just need to be compensated if they want this fight," he continued. "Simple as that.

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"I'm a prize fighter and the prize needs to be right."

A lightweight unification showdown between champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and interim champion Justin Gaethje will serve as the main-event of UFC 254.

The show will take place on 'Fight Island' in Abu Dhabi.

Featured Image Credit: jamescdzn/YouTube

Topics: Dustin Poirier, UFC News, Tony Ferguson, Fight News, UFC, Dana White, UFC 254

Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He's a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping and Anthony Joshua. He's also an avid Bristol City fan.