Dustin Poirier Vs. Nate Diaz Not Happening, Diaz Blames UFC ‘Don’t Want It’
A Dustin Poirier-Nate Diaz fight may never happen.
Well, if it happens, it won’t be happening just yet.
The UFC had plans to put Poirier vs. Diaz onto an upcoming card in either January or February, but sources told MMA Fighting that those plans have been abandoned.
On Tuesday, Poirier spoke on Teddy Atlas’ podcast where he revealed possibly facing Diaz in a short notice fight.
“It’s a very short notice thing,” 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.”
Diaz then responded on Twitter.
“I just talked to the UFC,” Diaz wrote. “I said wassup with the [Dustin Poirier] 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. P.S Olivera you suck too.”
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
— Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) January 5, 2022
The two were originally supposed to fight in 2018 at UFC 240, but it fell through leading up to it.
Diaz has just one fight left on his UFC contract with no news of an extension.
Poirier, meanwhile, is recovering from a third-round submission loss to lightweight champion Charles Oliveira.
Both fighters have repeatedly tried to circle back to one another in hopes of a fight being finalized. There’s still a chance for this to be booked on a later card this year.