DUSTIN POIRIER is able to save the day at UFC 279 and face icon Nate Diaz on brief discover after Khamzat Chimaev missed weight.
UFC icon Diaz, 37, has only one battle left on his contract and is because of tackle up-and-coming star Chimaev, 28, in Saturday’s primary occasion.
Nonetheless, Chimaev missed the 171 welterweight limit, coming in a large seven-and-a-half kilos heavier.
And consequently, the UFC are exploring their choices and taking a look at potential opponents for Diaz.
Dustin Poirier, 33, has thrown his hat into the ring to face Diaz as a late stand-in.
When requested by a fan if he might make weight in time for the battle, Poirier responded saying “sure”, and later posted a photograph of scales with him coming in at 176.7lbs.
Retired UFC fighter Alan Jouban tweeted: “Simply skilled with @DustinPoirier.
“He’s on weight and all the way down to work with the @ufc. Even has wheels on stand by. I say give the person an opportunity! #UFC279.”
Mike Thomas Brown says Poirier and Co are “ready on that telephone name from Vegas”, accompanied with the hashtag PoiriervsDiaz.
Nonetheless, in keeping with journalist Cole Shelton, Tony Ferguson, 38, is the favorite to step in.
There’s one velocity bump the 2 camps must kind out and that is the variety of rounds they will be combating.
Shelton tweeted: “One velocity bump within the Diaz-Ferguson negotiations is the quantity of rounds.
“Diaz’s group needs it to be 5, Ferguson was getting ready for 3.
“Diaz’s camp inform me they don’t assume will probably be an issue. Nonetheless, UFC exploring many alternative choices.”