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Eddie Alvarez & Dustin Poirier Want Rematch, But Concussion Will Delay Bout

Kelsey Mowatt

UFC

Since their controversial bout last weekend, both Eddie Alvarez and Dustin Poirier have made it clear they want to scrap again. But it turns out Poirier incurred a concussion during the fight, and any rematch that might happen will be delayed.

Alvarez and Poirier threw down at UFC 211, and the thrilling fight was eventually declared a no-contest. The bout was stopped after Alvarez cracked Poirier with several knees to the head, while he was technically a downed fighter. Since referee Herb Dean believed the blows were not intentional, the fight was declared a no-contest. “The Diamond’s” team, however, plans to appeal the ruling.

Well, since then, the lightweights have been trading words on Twitter, in regards to fighting again. But, Poirier’s manager has told MMA Fighting that the veteran incurred a concussion in the fight, and as a result, he likely will be sidelined until November.

Hopefully Poirier has a full recovery and these two can run it back before the year’s out.

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