Diaz Out Of UFC 230, Waiting On Khabib
Hours after the UFC 230 main event was set, the two fights looking to go on last on November 3rd at Madison Square Garden simply dissipated.
With Derrick Lewis and Daniel Cormier fighting for the latter’s UFC heavyweight title, the women’s flyweight showdown between Valentina Shevchenko and Sijara Eubanks was taken off the card entirely, with Shevchenko now fighting for the title at UFC 231 against Joanna Jedrzejczyk, and now with Dustin Poirier pulled due to injury, Nate Diaz has decided that his return to the Octagon can wait.
Following Lance Pugmire’s tweet claiming via Dana White that Diaz was off the card, ESPN’s Ariel Helwani would confirm the rumor and call his shot at Khabib Nurmagomedov.
Asked @NateDiaz209 what’s next now that Dustin Poirier is out of UFC 230. His response?
“I’ll just fight Khabib when he’s ready.”
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) October 10, 2018
Nurmagomedov and the Diaz brothers have had run-ins before, with both Diaz’ and Khabib’s camp getting into their own brawls during and following a 2015 WSOF event.
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