No more crisis!
When the news broke that the anticipated lightweight bout between veteran Dustin Poirer and rising star Benoit Saint-Denis were off, fans all over the world were were shocked. The fight was one of the biggest on the UFC 299 fight card.
“There was no contractual agreement before the fight was announced and we couldn’t come to terms,” Poirier said about the fight.
However, just hours later, Poirier followed up with a tweet that stated that the bout is still on.
“Sorry folks, I jumped the gun, I couldn’t get a hold of my manager for a few days. I just spoke with him and Hunter. Misunderstanding on my part. Fight is on! See you March 9th Miami!!!
Sorry folks, I jumped the gun, I couldn't get a hold of my manager for a few days. I just spoke with him and Hunter. Misunderstanding on my part. Fight is on! See you March 9th Miami!!! pic.twitter.com/oPriv0dMQq
— The Diamond (@DustinPoirier) February 1, 2024
UFC 299 with Dustin Poirier
The stacked card will take on March 9, 2024, at the Kaseya Center in Miami, Florida. Check it out below!
- Bantamweight bout: Sean O’Malley (c) vs. Marlon Vera
- Lightweight bout: Dustin Poirier vs. Benoît Saint Denis
- Welterweight bout: Kevin Holland vs. Michael Page
- Welterweight bout: Gilbert Burns vs. Jack Della Maddalena
- Bantamweight bout: Petr Yan vs. Song Yadong
- Heavyweight bout: Curtis Blaydes vs. Jailton Almeida
- Women’s Flyweight bout: Katlyn Chookagian vs. Maycee Barber
- Lightweight bout: Mateusz Gamrot vs. Rafael dos Anjos
- Bantamweight bout: Pedro Munhoz vs. Kyler Phillips
- Middleweight bout: Michel Pereira vs. Michal Oleksiejczuk
- Heavyweight bout: Robelis Despaigne vs. Josh Parisian
- Flyweight bout: C.J. Vergara vs. Assu Almabayev
- Women’s Flyweight bout: Joanne Wood vs. Maryna Moroz
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