If one person is left out of all the headline talks at the top of the £ 155 division, it is "Daemon Dyer" Dairy Dyer.
However, the top-ranked Louisiana native is no longer required to be kept in the shadow of the elite of the division, as he calls for what will be next for him.
On the eve of the champion of the division, Kabib Nurmagomedov, who received a nine-month suspension, prompted Poier to submit his demands on how things will continue to move forward.
"It must be Tony [Ferguson] or Conor [McGregor] or we are repeating my contract.
"At this point, if you do not respect the body of the work I put in. I do not respect you." Twitter Twitter.
The quester raises a good point. The 30-year-old veteran of the WPS spent 8-1 after his return to the lightweight division in 2015. At the moment when he led the winning series with three points made up of all TKO, Poier looked better than ever in his career.
In the current streak, he has won victories over former UFC champions Eddie Alvarez and Anthony Pettis, as well as former World Series of Fighting champion Justin Gaege.
Poryer's latest battle came in July 2018, but he was supposed to take Nate Diaz at the UFC 230 in November before suffering a hip injury that forced him.
When asked if Poier would accept a brawl with the recently emerging Al Yaquinta, who for the second time defeated Kevin Lee, he had the following to say.
Seeing how Nurmagomedov will be on the shelf for probably the largest part of 2019, Tony Ferguson vs. Poier looks like a logical fight to make it to the top of the class by a kilo of 155 pounds. But will it be …?
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 1/29/2019