Dustin Poirier: "Nate Diaz Would Show Up If The Contract Is Signed" Dustin Poirier shocked the world defeating Eddie Alvarez at UFC On Fox 30. The Diamond than claimed that he is not interested in anything but a UFC Lightweight Title shot. But a few days later, he accepted the co-main event of UFC 230 versus Nate Diaz. (via MMAMania.com) \u201dThese guys are fighting in October, no telling when the belt\u2019s going to be defended again,\u201d Poirier explained on The Ariel Helwani MMA Show. \u201cI don\u2019t want to wait 8 or 9 months for a title shot. I\u2019ll just keep earning it, keep winning, and getting better.\u201d Dustin Poirier doesn't believe Diaz would pull out of their fight. He defends Nate Diaz, saying he was upset at the press conference. \u201dI don\u2019t believe the fight\u2019s in jeopardy, no,\u201d he said. \u201cI would have heard something. I have the bout agreement in my inbox, I\u2019m about to sign it and send it off, so everything is moving forward like it was supposed to after the press conference. I think he was just upset with coming out to a press conference and then them advertising another fight, talking about Conor like he was there, when the guy\u2019s not even present. I think he just felt disrespected.\u201d In the end, Dustin Poirier claims Diaz brothers always show up. He also added Nate Diaz is a reliable person. \u201dSo long as he shows up November 3rd, you know? I\u2019m not sure if he\u2019s signed a contract yet, but he\u2019s a guy that follows through. I don\u2019t think him or his brother have ever pulled out of a fight with an injury or not shown up when they said they\u2019d show up. What happens between fights and in the build up of fights is another thing, but when he signs a contract and commits to a date, he\u2019s always shown up.\u201d We're about to see whether Dustin Poirier was right.