Patricky Freire the former Bellator lightweight title challenger, took to Twitter on Wednesday to invite Poirier to Bellator after the former UFC interim lightweight champion failed to negotiate an expected fight against Tony Ferguson.
Dustin Poirier was reportedly on course for a fight against Tony Ferguson at this year’s UFC 254. However, after failed negotiations with the UFC, president Dana White confirmed that the promotion is not in mood for that fight.
Dustin Poirier gets an interesting offer from Patricky Freire
After UFC President scrapping off the fight between Ferguson and Poirier even the latter showed his utter interest in fighting against Ferguson at UFC 254. Many started questioning why the UFC is refusing to pay the former interim lightweight Champion the price that he demanded.
Poirier, who’s under an exclusive contract with the UFC, has been with the promotion since 2011. The 32-year-old standout has faced the best competition at both 145 and 155 pounds. Having defeated Max Holloway to win an interim title in April 2019 before losing to undisputed champ Khabib Nurmagomedov later. Poirier most recently rebounded from that loss with a unanimous decision win over Dan Hooker in June in the “Fight of the Night.”
In similar ways to Poirier, “Pitbull” is a fan favorite in Bellator and has put on many exciting bouts for the promotion. He last fought in December 2019 when he lost to Tofiq Musayev via unanimous decision. Prior to that, Freire was on a seven-fight winning streak.