Dustin Poirier told ESPN's Ariel Helwani on Thursday that his scheduled Oct. 24 UFC lightweight fight against Tony Ferguson has been called off because of a financial disagreement.
"UFC and I didn't come to terms," Poirier told Helwani.
"I just need to be compensated if they want this fight," Poirier added.
I'm a prize fighter and the prize needs to be right."
The Poirier-Ferguson matchup was slated as the co-main event for UFC 254 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, alongside a lightweight title unification bout between Khabib and interim lightweight champion Justin Gaethje.