Eddie Alvarez and Dustin Poirier go back and forth; verbally agree to rematch - TheMacLife

Eddie Alvarez and Dustin Poirier go back and forth; verbally agree to rematch

Eddie Alvarez and Dustin Poirier’s contest at UFC 211 might have ended in an underwhelming fashion, but they’re ready to run it back

By Oscar Willis - 17 May 2017

Sometimes negotiations for fights can be complex beasts, and sometimes they can be simple affairs verging on the edge of being a formality.

Luckily for UFC matchmaker Sean Shelby, it seems that Dustin Poirier and Eddie Alvarez want to do his job for him.

The two met at UFC 211 in Dallas last Saturday in a contest that was just starting to heat up before Being called to a halt after Alvarez hit Poirier with an illegal knee.

The bout was ruled a no contest, and a rematch appeared to make most sense, particularly given the exciting nature of the fight prior to the end.

And, wouldn’t you know it, it seems both men involved agree, with Poirier taking to twitter to send a challenge to Alvarez — who was quick to accept.

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