Beneil Dariush is eager for a fight after Charles Oliveira’s injury forced the cancellation of their highly-anticipated battle at UFC 288. Dariush would much prefer face Dustin Poirier than Oliveira, despite the fact that the match has now been moved to UFC 289 in Canada.According to MMA journalist Ariel Helwani, Beneil Dariush vs. Dustin Poirier is being considered as the possible co-main event for UFC 288. Dariush replied that he’d already requested for ‘The Diamond’ but been denied.
The Iranian-American asserted that he selected the Louisiana native over Charles Oliveira as an opponent because he has faith in him to turn up for the fight, despite the fact that he believes Poirier isn’t eager to face him. Dariush penned
I really prefer this [Facing Poirier rather than Oliveira] on Twitter. Dustin is more likely to turn up than Charles, in my opinion. The weight and the date are up to Dustin. Obviously, June is the latest. Prior to turning entirely grey, I’m attempting to get another fight.
Beneil Dariush vs. Charles Oliveira: Lightweight clash reportedly pushed to UFC 289 on June 10
The co-main event between Beneil Darush and Charles Oliveira had to be removed from the fight programme for the UFC 288 event, which was planned for May 6.Despite the fact that ‘do Bronx’ has withdrawn from a fight against the Iranian-American twice now, it appears the UFC is trying to please its supporters. The highly anticipated matchup between the two top lightweights is now being rescheduled for UFC 289 on June 10 in Canada, according to Beneil Dariush.
Dariush recently spoke openly about his conversations with the promotion in an interview with The Schmo.
They declared their intention to move the fight to June 10… I’m not sure because I still don’t have a contract… However, they told me they wanted to do it on June 10… I mentioned a few things, including: If this man withdraws once more, I want the title shot. And essentially a pay raise as well. They concurred on both points. I agreed and suggested June 10.