Sure, Dustin Poirier and Israel Adesanya earned interim titles at UFC 236, but will they get immediate unification bouts with the reigning champions of their divisions? UFC President Dana White suggested after this past weekend’s epic event that Poirier will, indeed, face lightweight champ Khabib Nurmagomedov next, while Adesanya will draw middleweight title holder Robert Whittaker . But it’s not exactly like the interim title is always a guarantee at an immediate unification contest – just ask Colby Covington or Tony Ferguson. And, of course, things can change very quickly in the UFC, especially when Conor McGregor is lurking on the horizon, waiting to interject himself at some point down the line.
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