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Dustin Poirier’s Twitter Call-Out of Chan Sung Jung Pays Off With UFC on Fuel Bout May 15


(“Like Miesha, Poirier will get to have his cake and eat it too.”)

It looks like the best way to get the UFC’s attention these days is to call out an opponent on Twitter.

Dustin Poirier mentioned via Twitter two days ago that he would like a fight with “The Korean Zombie.” Today UFC officials announced that the pair will square off in the main event of UFC on Fuel 3 May 15 at the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Virginia.

2-0 in his past two outings, Jung jumped to the front of the featherweight contenders line-up with his dazzling seven-second KO of Mark Hominick at UFC 140 in December. In his other fight last year, he pulled off the ever-elusive Twister submission in March at UFC Fight Night: Nogueira vs. Davis, earning him “Submission of the Night” and “Submission of the Year” nods from the UFC.

Poirier is no slouch himself.

Since upsetting former 145-pound contender Josh Grispi in his UFC Octagon and featherweight debut at UFC 125, “Diamond” has rattled off four straight victories, including an impressive d’arce choke and mounted triangle armbar in his last two outings against Pablo Garza at UFC on Fox: Velasquez vs. Dos Santos  and Max Holloway last weekend at UFC 143. He earned Submission of the Night honors for his most recent win.

The card will also feature the retrun of light heavyweight Thiago Silva, who recently finished serving a one-year suspension for submitting artificial urine for his post-UFC 125 win over Brandon Vera in January 2011. Vera was originally slated to rematch the Brazilian, but was forced to pull out of bout due to injury. Igor Pokrajac has since stepped in to replace “The Truth.’

The only other announce bout thus far is a middleweight scrap between Jason “The Athlete” MacDonald and “Filthy” Tom Lawlor.

UFC on Fuel 3
May 15, 2012
Patriot Center
Fairfax, Virginia

Chan Sung Jung vs. Dustin Poirier
Thiago Silva vs. Igor Pokrajac
Tom Lawlor vs. Jason MacDonald.

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BaghdadBob- February 13, 2012 at 8:14 am
Where is Zombie's left hand, hmmm?
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RwilsonR- February 11, 2012 at 6:12 pm
Remember when people used to talk about Meisha Tate like she was supposed to be hot? Those were strange times. Take note Ronda, you're headed down the same path when you're no longer the new "sort of okay looking MMA chick that we all pretend is hotter than she is."
NinjaVanish- February 11, 2012 at 1:19 pm
I've noticed that most fighters never have the balls to call out fighters they think might beat them. They always seem to call out the people who on paper it looks like a sure win. Especially since the UFC actually grants these turds these fights. Way to go UFC, giving people the ability to hand pick fights like that. I noticed that Porier isn't calling out Erik Koch, as this fight was being tossed around for awhile. What's the matter Dustin, don't want to fight someone who might actually destroy you?
bootystar- February 10, 2012 at 8:46 pm
junged the shark already have we
Todd M- February 10, 2012 at 8:02 pm
Poirier All Day.
superfknmario- February 10, 2012 at 5:28 pm
Dude the Jung/roop was a fluke.... And IMO Jung is better all around with maybe bjj being even. But I guess we'll see
skeletor- February 10, 2012 at 5:11 pm
Porier is better then Jung. He will win, Jungs last fight was a fluke and a technical Jung is a myth,
Houstons db- February 10, 2012 at 5:08 pm
Seriously? Zombie for the win? No way, his luck is bound to run out. Like, this fight. Someone explain please because Diamond has looked like a monster and every time I look at Zombie, I see George Roops leg puttin him to sleep.
superfknmario- February 10, 2012 at 4:58 pm
Jung definitely.... Dudes a crazy fucker
Shotokan- February 10, 2012 at 3:22 pm
Lets go Zombie!!! The only thing thats gonna be exposed is Jung beating his brains out!
Cryptococcus neoformans- February 10, 2012 at 3:02 pm
Zombie gonna put this child to bed
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