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Dustin Poirier Turned Down Chance To Fight Another Irish Lightweight As Duffy Replacement

Dustin Poirier Turned Down Chance To Fight Another Irish Lightweight As Duffy Replacement
By PJ Browne

The headline event for UFC Fight Night Dublin was cancelled late on Wednesday night. The reason: a concussion sustained in training by Joseph Duffy.

The Donegal fighter was scheduled to take on Dustin Poirier this Saturday at the 3Arena. Paddy Holohan vs Louis Smolka has since been bumped up to main event.

There was a chance that Poirier could still have starred in the headline fight, but his management team turned down the opportunity for him to fight Norman Parke.

Parke, from Antrim, revealed on Twitter that he was offered the chance to take on Poirier.

But Poirier's team refused.

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In a tweet to Parke, Poirier further clarified the decision.

Parke is still scheduled to face Reza Madadi on Saturday.

Read: Joseph Duffy Issues Statement Following Withdrawal From UFC Fight Night Dublin

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