The charity grappling match between jiu-jitsu sensation Garry Tonon and former interim UFC champ Dustin Poirier will not take place as expected.
Tonon sustained a cut above his right eye during training and as a result was forced to withdraw from his scheduled grappling bout with Poirier, which was meant to take place Feb. 21 in Miami.
Thanks buddy it's just a cut, no big deal but it's right above the eye and if it re opens it'll postpone my training for my fight in April and possibly re open again in the fight. Sorry man pic.twitter.com/F0dwOn7xtD
— Garry Tonon (@Garry_Tonon) February 16, 2020
As a result of this, both men are returning to their MMA plans.
Tonon (5-0) intends to get back to competition with his home of ONE Championship in April, though he does not have an opponent announced. Poirier (25-6), meanwhile, is also hoping to get back to work in April with a key matchup in the UFC lightweight or welterweight divisions.