UFC Fight Night Dublin has been sacrificed to make for one hell of a card on January 2nd at UFC 195.
That's essentially what happened (and we still really enjoyed it by the way). First, Stipe Miocic pulled out of a fight with Ben Rothwell on the Dublin card, only to have a fight against Andrei Arlovski scheduled for UFC 195, basically leaving Rothwell out in the cold.
Then, Joseph Duffy withdrew from the main event against Dustin Poirier due to concussion, and Poirier turned down the chance to fight Norman Parke at UFC Fight Night 76 in the 3 Arena, and he was pretty harsh about it:
Norman is not a tough fight. He's on Twitter saying all kinds of stuff. Dude, he should be happy he fought that guy he fought, because he'd be getting his walking papers this week. I saved his career, he should thank me.
Poirier also said that he thought Duffy might be out until February, but that has proven to be false as confirmation has come through that the two will fight on an absolutely stacked card at UFC 195.
Dustin Poirier vs. Joseph Duffy has been rescheduled for Jan 2nd at #UFC195.
— UFC Tonight (@UFCTonight) October 29, 2015
That means that UFC 195 on January 2nd looks like this: -Robbie Lawler vs Carlos Condit for the welterweight title. -Andrei Arlovski vs. Stipe Miocic - Joseph Duffy vs. Dustin Poirier - Neil Magny vs. Stephen Thompson. This event comes on the back on a big December for UFC with fights like Edgar vs. Mendes, Cerrone vs. Dos Anjos, and erm... Aldo vs. McGregor, so it's a pretty good time to be a fan of MMA, as perfectly summed up by Dana White on twitter:
Bring it on.