A new fighter is representing Lafayette and Baton Rouge on the fight-scene in a major way by winning the opening fight of 'Dana White's Contender Series' on ESPN. AJ Fletcher won by knockout in the first round with a spectacular flying knee that has many believing he could be the next UFC big fighter to represent South Louisiana.
New reports by UFC insiders show that Commissioner Dana White is open to holding upcoming events in Texas with the state recently announcing that it will be reopening 100%. White has contacted Texas Governor Abbott and while Dallas may not be a possibility, Houston is a top choice for the UFC per White.
The world of fighting is an ever-changing and unpredictable one, especially in the UFC. Recent reports show potential for the Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor trilogy fight to happen as soon as the Summer of 2021.
After a career-topping win over Conor McGregor at UFC 257, Lafayette legend Dustin "The Diamond" Poirier is auctioning off the gear that he wore during the fight. The proceeds from the auction will benefit Poirier's 'Good Fight Foundation'.
Recently, talks went down on Twitter between Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor as the both of them agreed to a charity "exhibition" fight. Now, Commissioner Dana White of the UFC has stepped in and offered to make the matchup a UFC official event.