Dustin Poirier, Al Iaquinta Asks For UFC Release After Lightweight Title Snub

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UFC Lightweight Contenders Dustin Poirier And Al Iaquinta Requests UFC Release

Dustin Poirier isn’t happy with the recent developments within the lightweight division. Earlier this year Poirier gave UFC an ultimatum that he won’t be competing unless they offer him a Tony Ferguson or Conor McGregor fight, or else they give him a better contract.

Yesterday UFC legend and best welterweight of all time Georges St-Pierre announced his planned retirement from MMA after failed to come to terms for a super fight against Khabib Nurmagomedov. Shortly after, ‘Eagle’ urges St-Pierre to delay the retirement and calls for November showdown.

Moreover, rumors circulating online that officials are working on to book Tony Ferguson and Max Holloway for the interim lightweight title and talks of a potential matchup between Conor Mcgregor and Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone has been making rounds.

After acknowledging the news, Poirier was the first one to react to GSP vs. Khabib talk, expressed his frustration and ultimately calls for UFC release.

These guys should just release me.

Shortly after, ranked no#4 Al Iaquinta also took to social media who also has had his fair share of ups and downs with the company also requests for UFC release.

“Release me too,” Iaquinta wrote.

Al Iaquinta added a follow-up Tweet.

“F**k this s**t it’s not even a sport anymore,”

Khabib Nurmagomedov is on the shelf after receiving nine months of suspension from the Nevada State Athletic Commission (retroactive to October). He can reduce that to six months if he completes an anti-bullying course. However, he denied that offer from NSC and ultimately planned to sit until November as a show of solidarity with his teammates who also received one year of suspension from the commission.

Poirier was a top contender to take on Khabib’s title but “Eagle’s” suspension messed the plans. With that said, Poirier at least deserves an interim title fight as he won his last five and eight of his last ten fights.

UFC needs to make some official announcements regarding the lightweight division and who should fight who before they start to lose the best contenders in the division.

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1 COMMENT

  1. I agree it isn’t a sport if the owners can take control. Diaz hasn’t fought in three years asa lightweight, and still ranked.

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