Jung vs. Poirier official for UFC on Fuel TV 3 main event
The promotion confirmed the bout Friday.
The matchup happened largely because of Poirier’s post-fight comments following his victory over Max Holloway at UFC 143 earlier this month. Poirier expressed interest in meeting “The Korean Zombie,” stating that he would like that bout before a title shot against champion Jose Aldo. Following the comment, the two featherweights went to Twitter, neither backing down.
And the UFC listened, making the bout happen.
Jung, meanwhile, has found a great deal of success of his own since joining the UFC. While his final two fights in the WEC ended in defeat, he is 2-0 since, including earning a vicious 7-second knockout win against Mark Hominick at UFC 140.
UFC on Fuel TV 3 is set for Fairfax, Va., on May 15. While the main event between the featherweight contenders is set, no co-main event has been announced.