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Dustin Poirier Needs New Opponent for UFC 143, Calls for ‘Korean Zombie’

Written by Tom Ngo
December 20th, 2011
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UFC Featherweight Dustin Poirier

On Tuesday afternoon, it was announced that an undisclosed injury has forced Erik Koch out of his much anticipated UFC 143 scrap against Dustin Poirier (Pictured). The planet’s most prestigious MMA organization may be scouring the globe for a suitable replacement, but Poirier already has a special someone in mind.

“I’m sure the @ufc will give me another great fight for 143 maybe the Zombie!! Sounds like a war to me!” Poirier tweeted.

Chan Sung Jung is fresh off serving up an upset special over Mark Hominick at UFC 140. “The Korean Zombie” bumped his record to 12-3 following the seven-second knockout victory.

Poirer owns an impressive 11-1 record and is unbeaten in his three big league appearances. The featherweight was seen last month submitting Pablo Garza at “UFC on FOX.”

The Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada hosts the February 4th festivities.

An interim welterweight title tilt between Nick Diaz and Carlos Condit is slated to headline the pay-per-view broadcast.

Here is the card’s updated roster:

Dustin Poirier vs. TBD

Rafael Natal vs. Michael Kuiper

Jorge Lopez vs. Amir Sadollah

Alex “Bruce Leeroy” Caceres vs. Edwin Figueroa

Scott Jorgensen vs. Renan Barao

Roy Nelson vs. Fabricio Werdum

Josh Koscheck vs. Mike Pierce

Carlos Condit vs. Nick Diaz (Interim UFC Welterweight Title)

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