UFC Fighters Reacts To Eddie Alvarez’s Fight Ending Illegal Knee On Dustin Poirier

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) held its most recent event last night. UFC 211 went down in the lone star state inside the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. The night hosted some awesome performances, but UFC 211 was still not without its controversy.

Former UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez faced off against Dustin Poirier. The fight was great, until it wasn’t. Both fighters put on great performances, pushing each other to the brink in the first round. However, things fell apart in the second.

Alvarez pressured his opponent to the fence, then began stiking Poirier with knees to the head. To many spectators of the fight, the strikes were seen as illegal blows to a downed opponent. At any rate, Dustin Poirier was conisdered unable to continue after the vicious blows.

The fight was stopped, but not in Poirier’s favor. Rather, the fight was officially decreed a no contest. The official decision has since stirred up some controversy with fans and fighters. Many of the promotion’s mixed martial artists took to Twitter to let their opinions be heard.

See what some of the UFC’s fighters had to say about the contentious call below: