Dustin Poirier Confirms UFC Is Working On Huge Fight With Nate Diaz
Former interim lightweight champion Dustin Poirier has confirmed that the UFC is working on a huge fight with Nate Diaz.
Poirier and Diaz were scheduled to fight at UFC 230 in November 2018, but Poirier pulled out due to injury and the bout was cancelled.
After falling apart the first time, the UFC is reportedly trying to set up another meeting between Poirier and Diaz for the summer.
Poirier is waiting to hear back from Diaz as he took to social media to call out the Stockton slugger.
He then sent Diaz a message at UFC 247: "Let's go Nate!"
Speaking at the event, the 31-year-old explained his decision to challenge Diaz.
"I spoke to Sean (Shelby) last night," he said to MMA Junkie. "I know that they offered him this fight in California in May or International Fight Week, so we'll see. We'll see if he takes it, but the offer is out there.
"Last time was a mess. I don't care what he says, he knows the truth. It was a mess. They were offering me Kevin Lee as a replacement, and it just fell apart. I don't know. If he says 'yes,' I expect him to show up.
"Maybe if they offered me one of those names, it'd be exciting. As of right now, just talking about it? Nah, it's not that exciting honestly.
"I'm able to fight right now. I feel good. I've been back at American Top Team now going on a month. From here, I'm going straight back there. I'm staying there until I fight. I don't know what's coming or what's next, but I'm going to start preparing for it."
Poirier last fought at UFC 242 in September 2019 when he lost to Khabib Nurmagomedov for the undisputed UFC lightweight title.
Diaz, on the other hand, hasn't fought since his stoppage defeat to Jorge Masvidal at UFC 244 in November 2019.