Dustin Poirier Reacts To Nate Diaz's 'Retirement' Tweet
Dustin Poirier has reacted to Nate Diaz potentially retiring from mixed martial arts.
Diaz fell short in his bid to claim the BMF title at last weekend's UFC 244 in New York. Masvidal stopped the Stockton fighter after the cageside doctor ruled he was unable to continue before the start of round four.
Diaz then casually appeared to announce his retirement from the sport in a cryptic post on social media.
"F**k a rematch this shit was over before it started Goin on out on tour Peace out fight game," he wrote accompanied with an image of himself smoking a joint next to brother Nick.
Fuck a rematch this shit was over before it started- Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) November 7, 2019
Goin on out on tour
Peace out fight game :v: https://t.co/H6N3hH1O4k
His post garnered plenty of attention from the MMA community including Poirier who took to social media to share his thoughts on Diaz potentially calling time on his storied career.
"We finally agree on something," the former interim-UFC lightweight champion said.
We finally agree on something https://t.co/LEIyjCve4A- The Diamond (@DustinPoirier) November 7, 2019
Before their welterweight bout, Poirier tipped Masvidal to stop Diaz.
And after UFC 244, Poirier called out Diaz. They were scheduled to fight at UFC 230 in 2018 but, unfortunately, the fight was cancelled and never rearranged.
And Poirier has shed some light on why the fight failed to materialise.
"[Diaz] wanted it he just couldn't come to terms with ufc," he wrote on Twitter. "They offered us the main event at msg but he would only agree if it was on his terms. I was tired of playing games with the guy and that's when i decided to address a injury I had been dealing with. Now you all know.
"And thats the whole truth with me and Nate situation ....also I jumped the gun when news came out that he failed a test. He's always been a guy who pushed for clean eating and clean sport. I shouldn't have. Doesn't change the fact that I still want to beat his ass."
Has Poirier missed his chance to fight Diaz?