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The UFC president revealed some exciting news when he announced that Ferguson has a bout lined up.
Following UFC Vegas 7 on Saturday, he provided an update on 'El Cucuy' during the post-fight press conference.
When asked whether Poirier is the opponent for Ferguson, White replied: "Probably."
Fight of the Year written all over it :heart_eyes:
Dana White all-but confirms @TonyFergusonXT will fight @DustinPoirier next :raised_hands: pic.twitter.com/RgI1SuYMom
- UFC on BT Sport (@btsportufc) August 23, 2020
Ferguson hasn't fought since his devastating defeat to Justin Gaethje at UFC 249.
His loss in April snapped a 12-fight winning streak which included victories over Rafael dos Anjos, Kevin Lee and Donald Cerrone.
Poirier, meanwhile, last fought in June when he beat Dan Hooker in a 'Fight of the Year' contender.
A deal is not yet in place but the showdown is reportedly in the works for October.
Poirier took to social media after White spilled the beans. On Twitter, he simply wrote: "El Diamante."
- The Diamond (@DustinPoirier) August 23, 2020
He's making a reference to both his nickname 'The Diamond' and Ferguson's moniker.
His tweet sent fans wild.
@DustinPoirier vs @TonyFergusonXT
Contender for fight of the Century !! pic.twitter.com/caYe40MU3b
- MMA Snapshot (UK) (@mmasnapshotuk) August 23, 2020
You know it's gonna happen when Dana is asked about it and grins after he says "probably" :sunglasses: pic.twitter.com/Lu1w9nDiAl
- Reaperguts (@Reaperguts1) August 23, 2020
Going to love/hate it! Damage for sure, but excitement also assured.
- MF (@MindyFair) August 23, 2020
Oh Boy !! This'll be Insane. I can't even imagine all the fireworks.
Exited will definitely be an understatement :heart_eyes:#PoirierVsFerguson
- Manish Arora (@IamManishArora) August 23, 2020
gonna be the most violent fight of all time
- kailua (@mouthpisser) August 23, 2020
Ferguson vs. Poirier has all the makings of a potential 'Fight of the Year' candidate.
Featured Image Credit: Tony Ferguson/Instagram
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