If Khabib Nurmagomedov is out, the UFC won’t have to look hard for a replacement. Former UFC lightweight title challenger Dustin Poirier has thrown his name into the hat as a potential replacement opponent for Tony Ferguson should UFC lightweight champ Nurmagomedov be unable to compete at UFC 249 on April 18 – provided the event still happens. Poirier (25-6 MMA, 17-5 UFC) made his intentions clear Monday on Twitter, which he expanded on in a text exchange with MMA Junkie. While the circumstances aren’t ideal, Poirier admitted, he’s already volunteered his services to the UFC brass. “Not an ideal time frame or preparation, but any chance I get to prove that I’m the best, I’ll take it,” Poirier told MMA Junkie

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March 18, 2020

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March 18, 2020

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March 5, 2020

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March 4, 2020

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February 28, 2020

Dustin Poirier thinks Justin Gaethje has best chance to beat Khabib Nurmagomedov

February 19, 2020

Al Iaquinta has Dustin Poirier’s attention after callout

February 18, 2020

Garry Tonon cut in training, Dustin Poirier grappling match canceled

February 16, 2020

Spinning Back Clique: Was Dominick Reyes robbed? Is Jon Jones still the GOAT?

February 11, 2020

Dustin Poirier says Nate Diaz ‘knows the truth’ about why 2018 booking fell apart

February 9, 2020

Dustin Poirier vs. Garry Tonon grappling match booked for late February

February 1, 2020

Dustin Poirier still interested in Nate Diaz fight – and even is willing to box him

January 28, 2020

Dustin Poirier seeks to complete UFC legacy during ‘back nine’ of his career

January 21, 2020

Dustin Poirier says he’s down to rematch Justin Gaethje in UFC 249 co-headliner

January 4, 2020

Michael Chiesa on how he was inspired by Dustin Poirier to make the move up to welterweight

December 1, 2019

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November 28, 2019

What could’ve been: 10 of the best booked UFC fights that never happened

November 21, 2019

MMA injury report: Stephen Thompson avoids surgery; Henry Cejudo on schedule

November 20, 2019

Paul Felder ready to make run to the top, eyes matchups with McGregor, Gaethje and Poirier

November 4, 2019

Dustin Poirier wants a meaningful fight that excites him, even if it’s at welterweight

October 14, 2019
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