As it stands right now, Dustin Poirier’s bout with Eddie Alvarez stands as a no-contest, but “The Diamond’s” team is going to appeal that fact.
Poirier battled Alvarez at UFC 211 on Saturday, and had the latter in all sorts of trouble, before the former lightweight champ battled back. During the fight’s final moments, Alvarez cracked Poirier with several knees while he was down. Referee Herb Dean stopped the fight as a result of the fouls, but deemed that Alvarez did not intend to throw illegal strikes. Since Poirier could not continue, the bout was a ruled a no-contest.
Well, Poirier’s manager has informed MMA Fighting that they are appealing the ruling, in hopes of securing a disqualification (and therefore a win for Poirier). It will be interesting to see how this plays out. Either way, here’s hoping a rematch is booked. Both Alvarez and Poirier have said they want to run it back.