- Poirier was originally targeted to co-headline UFC 254 against Ferguson. But he withdrew from the matchup after he “didn’t come to terms” with the UFC.
- The UFC immediately gave up on the supposed matchup after Poirier pulled out. They are now looking for a new opponent for Ferguson.
- From his end, Ferguson is also hanging onto the matchup. He even demanded UFC president Dana White to “pay the man,” referring to Poirier.