It would appear that former UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez may be facing off against Dustin Poirier for a rematch after all. Now UFC President Dana White has come forward with an update on the matter.
Poirier was seemingly getting the best of Alvarez during their UFC 211 match up, when Alvarez suddenly struck his opponent with a series of illegal knees. The fight was ultimately stopped and called a no contest.
Ever since then, fight fans have been fervently waiting for a rematch and Poirier has been heatedly asking for one. Meanwhile, Poirier went on to coach a season of The Ultimate Fighter before going off to fight fellow TUF coach Justin Gaethje at UFC 218.
Speaking on the UFC Unfiltered podcast, Dana White revealed that he is in talks with Alvarez and believes that a fight agreement against Poirier can be reached.
“I saw that thing came out from Eddie saying ‘the UFC’s playing games’ and all that. I called Eddie and said Eddie, there’s no games. His manager literally told us that he wanted to fight his contract out and check around, see how much he can get. I said you guys said you wanted to fight your contract out, now I see that you’re saying you’re not fighting without a new contract.
“So those types of situations are always better when you sit down face to face so we got together that morning in Philly, talked some s–t about the Celtics and the 76ers and then we talked. It was a great meeting. I feel like it was a really good meeting. So I have a really good feeling we’ll get something done with Eddie and get this fight with him and [Dustin] Poirier going.”