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Midnight Mania! Dustin Poirier wants July 30 fight, calls out Colby Covington

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It’s been just over six months since Dustin Poirier last stepped into the cage, suffering a decisive loss to UFC Lightweight champion Charles Oliveira. Since then, Poirier’s path forward has been unclear, as he’s flirted with the idea of a Welterweight move while also calling out several top Lightweight contenders.

Though the weight class is still up for debate, Poirier now has a date in mind: July 30. UFC 277 in Dallas, Texas is scheduled for that date, and it seems like the former interim Lightweight kingpin wants a part of that action. Poirier took to Twitter to call out both the Light and Welterweight divisions, challenging anyone willing to throw down vs. “The Diamond.”

When fans suggested Poirier step up to Welterweight and face Colby Covington, Poirier didn’t back down from “Chaos.” Previously, Poirier has turned down a potential showdown versus his former team mate, but he’s now changed his tune. Poirier didn’t only say he’d accept the fight, he took it a step further and called Covington out.

For his part, Covington has yet to respond to Poirier’s callout. However, Covington has been largely radio silent since his public altercation with Jorge Masvidal, the consequences of which are still being resolved. Covington has also been called out repeatedly by Khamzat Chimaev, a potential match up that would actually move Covington back into the title picture. Ultimately, it remains to be seen how the Welterweight division shakes out, as well as where Poirier finds his next dance partner.

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