‘We’re not even trying to salvage it, we’re getting another fight’: Tony Ferguson’s UFC comeback will NOT be against Dustin Poirier reveals Dana White, as the lightweight gears up to return from his loss to Justin Gaethje
- Tony Ferguson is on the comeback trail following his defeat by Justin Gaethje
- Lightweight will not face Dustin Poirier, according to UFC supremo Dana White
- It looked as though pair were set to meet in octagon at UFC 254 on October 24
The lightweight was on the receiving end of a brutal beating from Gaethje at UFC 249 in Florida back in May.
Both Ferguson and Poirier have been crowned interim lightweight champions, but neither have been able to move to the next level and become undisputed king of the 155 pounders.
Tony Ferguson (right) is on the comeback trail following his defeat by Justin Gaethje (left)
It looked as though the pair were set to meet in the octagon at UFC 254 on October 24 but White has now ruled that out.
‘No, we’re not even trying to salvage it,’ White told MMA Junkie.
‘We’re getting another fight. It’ll happen (with a different opponent for Ferguson).’
Lightweight Ferguson will not face Dustin Poirier, according to UFC supremo Dana White
Ferguson is set to make his UFC return next month as he looks to get his title bid back in contention after Gaethje’s fifth-round stoppage win set up a showdown against Khabib Nurmagomedov for the lightweight title.
Poirier was submitted by Khabib in Abu Dhabi last year but overcame Dan Hooker this summer.
Khabib’s match-up with Gaethje tops the bill of the event in just over a month’s time but it is unknown who Ferguson will meet.
Poirier was submitted by Khabib in Abu Dhabi last year but overcame Dan Hooker this summer