Dustin Poirier was kicking Eddie Alvarez’s ass at UFC 211, then started getting his own ass kicked. That kind of back-and-forth is what makes fights great. But then it all went to hell when Poirier started taking knees to the dome while grounded.
Confusion ensued, and when the dust settled, referee Herb Dean declared the bout a “no contest”.
Poirier and Alvarez were disappointed about that, but ultimately were cool. Now, however, Poirier has realized he needed that “win” money, so he’s appealing the result.
As per MMAFighting:
Dustin Poirier won’t sit idle on the events of Saturday night.
The UFC lightweight plans to file an appeal over the result of his UFC 211 bout with Eddie Alvarez with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TLDR), Poirier’s manager Robert Roveta told MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani on Sunday.
The fight was ruled a no contest by referee Herb Dean after Alvarez landed repeated illegal knees to Poirier’s head in the second round. Poirier believes the result should be overturned into a disqualification victory for him.