The negotiation is ongoing and it seems a matter of hours for Dustin Poirier to become Charles Oliveira’s first challenger at UFC 269 to be held on December 11 in Las Vegas.
The promotion has announced the title bouts for Amanda Nunes vs. Julianna Peña at 135 pounds and Brandon Moreno vs. Deiveson Figueiredo at 125, so it would be the third championship fight for that event, last numbered in 2021.
Poirier was present at the UFC Hall of Fame induction ceremony for the altruistic work done with his foundation The Good Fight Foundation over the past year.
There, he confirmed to ESPN Deportes that it is almost a fact: “I think it will happen in December, we are very close, I think we will have something signed very soon,” he replied.
Oliveira was crowned at UFC 252 after Michael Chandler came very close to being finished in Houston. While Poirier is coming off two wins over Conor McGregor this year.
“He showed championship caliber, they hurt him, he recovered and finished the rival. He deserves everything he has, he is a very dangerous opponent, but I have 25 minutes to show that I am the best. We will see it in December ”, added ‘El Diamante’.
Although his aspiration is to become absolute monarch, after holding the interim belt in 2018, the money fights like Nate Diaz or a fourth with the Irishman are still in the minds of the fans, with or without a title in between.
“We’ll see what happens, I hope Nate is still around. I’ve always wanted to fight him and I think we’ll fight one day, we’ll see how Conor’s recovery goes, I know he’s a long way from kicking his knees and fighting. I’m not getting ahead of myself, I think about what I have now, which is the fight for the world championship ”, finished the number one classified in the lightweight ranking.