Dustin Poire recently stated that he was ready to step into the Octagon to face Tony Ferguson in the co-main event of UFC 254 on October 24, 2020, until the Final Fighting Championship (UFC) according to him Does not help them. A day later, “The Diamond” received his response, as the promotion refused to recover from an already existing contract.
According to an ESPN report, the two sides could not come to a mutual financial agreement, with the latter leading a planned bout to go up in smoke.
“UFC and I did not come to terms. I will not fight on October 24, ”Poirier said in a brief statement.
The UFC has always held its ground when fighters ask for special bouts, as Dana White has long reiterated that if you have an existing contract, it is the same. Certainly, there have been cases where there has been a surge in promotions – like this – but for the most part it proves to be a difficult task to get what they want in the first attempt.
However, in some cases, the promotion has given fighters a little extra for their efforts. Just as Daniel Cormier, who recently revealed the promotion, gave him a previously undisclosed $ 1 million bonus for his first fight against John Jones at UFC 182. “DC” was also given an additional $ 400,000 bonus after defeating Anthony Johnson at UFC 187.
Whether this will affect future interactions between the two sides remains to be seen.
UFC 254 features a lightweight title unification bout between Division King, Khabib Narmmagomedov and interim title holder Justin Gaithje. The co-main event will now take on Jared Cannonir in a decisive middleweight boxing by Robert Whitaker.
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