Diaz-Poirier Want 165lb Title At UFC 230
While there is no official main event for UFC 230, Dustin Poirier has told the UFC to stop chasing one, when they have a main event fight already booked… Just needs a twist
Poirier took to Twitter on Tuesday night and claimed his UFC 230 fight with a returning Nate Diaz should be a five round main event, and that its where the UFC should crown its first 165-pound champion.
I hear UFC is searching for a main event when they have one already. It’s me vs Nate. 165 pound title. A main event for the people. Stop searching, Dana. We got this. Let’s go.
— The Diamond (@DustinPoirier) September 25, 2018
Soon after Poirier’s tweet, Diaz would jump on the platform and announce it as fact, in a possible attempt to bait the UFC into making it happen.
I’m Happy to announce that I’m bringing a new weight devision to the Ufc
I’ll be fighting the main event November 3rd in nyc against Dustin Poirier for the first ever 165lb belt superfighter devision
I’m happy to be apart of history @ufc @danawhite
— Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) September 26, 2018
Poirier seems to confirm it in a way by following up Diaz’ tweet a few minutes later.
— The Diamond (@DustinPoirier) September 26, 2018
Even with that push, Dana White has made it clear to ESPN’s Brett Okamoto that any plans for a 165-pound division beginning at UFC 230 are in-fact, false.
Just spoke to Dana White on the phone, he denied any plans of a 165-pound title fight at Madison Square Garden. Says he’s still working on a main event for UFC 230.
— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) September 26, 2018