After Dustin Poirier finished unsettled business with Conor McGregor at UFC 264, it seems Nate Diaz has a growing interest in facing “The Diamond”.
Poirier headlined UFC 264 alongside McGregor in the second-best-selling pay-per-view in promotional history. As many suspected, the fight started fast and furious, and each fighter had success in the first round. However, around the three-minute mark, Poirier took over.
In particular, the accumulation of leg kicks once again added up and paid dividends shortly after the round one exchanges. McGregor launched a few of his own spinning kicks in an effort to simulate his 2014 performance, but the power behind them lacked the impact they once had. Overall, “The Diamond” only had to land 18 leg kicks to render “The Notorious” unable to continue after the first round concluded.
Following the spectacular follow-up performance against the Irish superstar, the fellow larger-than-life, cult-figure Nate Diaz expressed interest in throwing down with Poirier. In usual Diaz fashion, he is pushing for a fight in the middleweight division instead of 155lbs or 170lbs per usual.
In response to the low-key call-out, Poirier made it short and sweet.
“I’d touch you up at any weight” Poirier posted responding to Nate Diaz.
In 2018, Diaz and Poirier were slated to meet, however in a rare circumstance, the fight didn’t materialize. Initially many thought it to be an injury, but Poirier later clarified that Diaz was having contractual issues with the UFC at the time.
However, three years later, and both fighters appear to be on a hot streak. Despite Diaz losing to Leon Edwards, his fifth-round revitalization gave way to a legend of sorts. While Diaz was unable to win on the judge’s scorecards, it seems Diaz won the Edwards fight in the eyes of many despite the official loss on his record.
The former interim lightweight champion isn’t committing to 185lbs no doubt but is definitely open to scrapping with Nate Diaz in the future.
Who do you believe would win between Nate Diaz and Dustin Poirier, would weight class make a difference?