Nate Diaz likes to stir the pot.
Though Diaz is coming off a unanimous choice loss within the first non-title, non-headlining five-round bout towards Leon Edwards at UFC 263, that hasn’t stopped him from calling out the most important names round.
Though the pair have by no means met contained in the cage, Dustin Poirier and Diaz (20-13 MMA, 15-11 UFC) had been as soon as scheduled to fulfill at UFC 230. Sadly, the struggle fell by due to an injury to Poirier’s hip.
On Thursday night, Diaz issued a public problem to Poirier (28-6 MMA, 20-5 UFC) via Twitter, in an try to lastly throw down with Poirier:
— Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) July 16, 2021
Curiously, Diaz seems to need this potential bout to happen at middleweight, not like their beforehand scheduled bout that was set to happen at light-weight.
Poirier is coming off a TKO victory over Conor McGregor at UFC 264, a bout that put Poirier forward of their trilogy by profitable two of the three bouts.
Instantly after the win, Poirier confirmed curiosity in difficult light-weight champion Charles Oliviera for the title, in addition to a fourth struggle with McGregor when he’s wholesome to return.
Nevertheless, with this new problem from Diaz, Poirier may probably have a brand new possibility on the desk, and judging by his reply to Diaz’s tweet, he’s not against the concept:
I’d contact you up at any weight
I might contact you up at any weight
— The Diamond (@DustinPoirier) July 16, 2021
Earlier than signing to struggle McGregor at UFC 264, Poirier opted for the cash struggle that closed the door on a heated rivalry as a substitute of a title shot that would have been his if he needed it.
With Diaz at all times bringing elevated consideration, would Poirier cross up one other alternative on the title?
Neither fighter has competed at middleweight of their skilled profession.