Dustin Poirier reveals if he’s fighting Nate Diaz: “I grew up watching him”



by ARYAN LAKHANI

Dustin Poirier reveals if he’s fighting Nate Diaz: “I grew up watching him”
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Dustin Poirier knows for a fact that he won’t be there until UFC 400; fans who were looking forward to seeing him fight Nate Diaz may have to wait forever as Dustin Poirier isn’t very positive about Diaz’s return to the UFC.

Poirier claims that Nate Diaz will be focusing more on boxing, and because of that, the chances of fighting him in the UFC remain to be pretty slim. Dustin Poirier vs Nate Diaz was originally booked for UFC 230, scheduled to take place on 4th November 2018, but it got canceled.

It was reported that the match got cancelled because of Poirier’s injury, but Poirier denies these claims.

Dustin Poirier on fighting Nate Diaz

Recently on The MMA Hour, Dustin Poirier explained why the fight against Nate Diaz won’t happen.

“We spoke about Nate a little bit, but I don’t think they’re bringing him back. I’m not sure...I don’t want to get into all that stuff,” Poirier said, as quoted by mmafighting.com. “The Nate one’s gonna get away, and I don’t know how many fights I have left — I think six with the UFC, he’s moving on to boxing and stuff.

I just don’t see how our paths will cross. But I just wanted to fight this guy because I grew up watching him”.

Dustin Poirier explained why the Nate Diaz fight never happened

“I would have liked it to happen, but I would really like for the UFC or for Nate to be honest and tell the truth about why that fight fell apart, because everybody still thinks I pulled out and all this.

He was playing a bunch of games with the UFC, they started off offering me replacement opponents, telling me was off the card. I had a hip problem going on. I let the UFC know. Everyone knew I was gonna fight if it was him. If they use a replacement fighter, I’m out.

I’ll fight if it’s him, I’ll push through this training camp, I’m fine, but I need to get this taken care of. And when they started offering replacement opponents, I was like, ‘I’m not fighting these replacement guys’”.

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