Dana White Addresses If UFC Will Rebook Nate Diaz Vs. Dustin Poirer
Nate Diaz and Dustin Poirier were expected to face each other in the co-main event of UFC 230 on November 3 from Madison Square Garden in New York. However, the bout got nixed after Poirier forced to pull out due to a hip injury.
Yesterday Poirier gave us an update that he’s not going for hip surgery instead opting to go for stem cell treatment and will recover in three weeks. Despite the good news, UFC isn’t interested in rescheduling a matchup involving Nate Diaz, that’s according to UFC head honcho Dana White who spoke to ESPN’s Brett Okamoto.
On the heels of good news on Poirier’s hip, I asked UFC president Dana White if Poirier/Diaz is a fight he’d want to re-book.
“I’m not interested in making a Diaz fight until Diaz is just absolutely dying to fight. When he’s ready to fight he’ll let us know.”
On the heels of good news on Poirier's hip, I asked UFC president Dana White if Poirier/Diaz is a fight he'd want to re-book.
"I'm not interested in making a Diaz fight until Diaz is just absolutely dying to fight. When he's ready to fight he'll let us know."
— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) October 19, 2018
Diaz hasn’t fought inside the Octagon since his rematch with Conor McGregor at UFC 202 back in 2016 when he suffered a majority decision loss. Five months before this Diaz submitted Irishman in their first bout at UFC 196.
Nate Diaz is currently looking for big money fight, and McGregor is freshly coming off a loss against Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229 earlier this month, so we can assume a potential trilogy fight could be in play. If UFC, Diaz, and Mcgregor come along well, this matchup no doubt could do a record-breaking business.
Poirier last fought in July at UFC On Fox 30 when he scores a second-round stoppage victory over former UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez. After this win ‘The Diamond’ is riding on a three-fight win streak.