While there has been a lot of talk about Dustin Poirier and Nate Diaz meeting in the Octagon, it appears the highly anticipated match-up is being put on ice once again.
Preliminary discussions indicated that the UFC was interested in booking the possible super fight. According to MMA Fightings’ various sources, the fight will no longer be happening as of this writing. In addition, the report suggests that the UFC intended to add the two fighters to a January or February card but it now looks like plans have changed.
Dustin Poirier & Teddy Atlas Discuss Short-Notice Fight Possibility
Speaking on the Teddy Atlas’ podcast, Porieir mentioned that the UFC indeed had plans to book a fight between himself and Diaz. At the time, Nate Diaz had yet to come out with his public statement on social media.
“It’s a very short notice thing,” Dustin Poirier said. “Something I would hate to do is stack things against myself and take a fight on short notice, but, we’ll see what happens, man. I don’t want to give too much ‘cause I don’t know what I can say. No contract has been signed yet, but if this goes go through, I’m gonna take it. I said yes, now we’re waiting on him.”
Following Poirier’s statements to Atlas, Nate Diaz quickly took to Twitter to shoot down the fight and also took a shot at UFC lightweight champion Charles Oliveira.
“I just talked to the UFC I said wassup with the Dp fight I wanna fight asap but they said Dustin sucks and they don’t want it sorry Dustin you suck hope to fight asap tho let’s do this Ps Olivera you suck too” Nate Diaz shared on Tuesday.
Back in 2018, Dustin Poirier and Nate Diaz were scheduled to face each other at UFC 240. Before the promotional engine got behind the scrap, the fight was subsequently called off in the weeks leading up to the fight card. Poirier was in action recently when he attempted to snatch 155-pound gold from Charles Oliveira.
While Poirier had his moments during the UFC 269 title fight, it was the toughness and grappling prowess of Oliveira that ultimately came out on top. Since events, dates, and names are changing so rapidly ahead of fight cards, certainly there is still intriguing to see these two legends go at it in the middle of the Octagon.
Who would you favor in a potential showdown between Dustin Poirier and Nate Diaz?