Speculation has been mounting for some time when Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight contenders Eddie Alvarez and Dustin Poirier would lock horns again inside the Octagon after their controversial fight.
Alvarez and Poirier met in May 2017 at UFC 211 in a highly-entertaining bout that turned sour in the second round when Alvarez landed illegal knees to the head of his downed opponent. The bout was declared a no-contest.
Poirier has stated that Alvarez has rejected to fight him on several occasions since that bout, which Alvarez had vehemently rejected.
Alvarez sent a tweet on Thursday directed at Poirier suggesting the fight was official.
See you in Calgary @DustinPoirier best of luck my friend @ufc – Eddie Alvarez (@Ealvarezfight) May 10, 2018
Poirier responded in style:
See you there! https://t.co/AylVVutl71 – The Diamond (@DustinPoirier) May 11, 2018
The fight seemed to be on the rocks earlier in the day when ESPN's Brett Okamoto claimed Poirier was holding out, possibly because Alvarez's camp did not respond in a timely fashion to a May 4 deadlin…