‘It’s Brown Panty Night’ : Poirier vs Duffy cancelled

The UFC Dublin card suffered another blow last night as Joseph Duffy was forced from Saturday’s card where he was due to face Dustin Poirier. In their official statement the UFC cited that due to a medical issue involving Duffy the fight due to headline the card will be rescheduled for another event.Fans seeking ticket refunds as a result of the main event changes can do so through Ticketmaster at the point of purchase.

An extract from the official statement read as follows:

“Having learned that Duffy received a strike to the head during training earlier this week, UFC sent him for medical tests in Ireland for precautionary purposes. The results determined that Duffy suffered a mild concussion and due to the proximity of the fight this Saturday UFC will not permit him to compete. The health and safety of UFC athletes will continue to be the top priority for the organization. As such, UFC has respected standard athletic commission regulations, which recommend a medical suspension from competition as a result of the concussion.

Poirier was not short of fighters willing to step up to face him instead many of them, including Ross Pearson and Norman Parke, issuing their offers via Twitter. Poirier has been keen to maintain he has prepared for Duffy and if he is unavailable then he would not be fighting anyone else. Conor Mcgregor was quick to take to Twitter to offer his take and thumb his nose at his old foes.

With MCGregor’s team mate Paddy Holohan, who faces Louis Smolka elevated to the main event it now remains to be seen what impact the change will have on attendance. Having observed the personable Irishman it’s evident he will be out to try to steal the show.

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