Dustin Poirier has again stated that he wants to face Nate Diaz in the Octagon of the UFC. Poirier’s last fight was at the end of December 2021, and his defeat against Charles Oliveira.
While the UFC has just offered him a fight against Colby Covington, Dustin Poirier, who accepted this challenge, still seems to have Nate Diaz in mind.
This summer, the latter had to face Michael Chandler in a highly anticipated fight.
Unfortunately, Chandler injured his shin during his brilliant victory against Tony Ferguson. Dana White had then raised the possibility that Nate Diaz could face Khamzat Chimaev.
However, Dustin Poirier feels that Nate Diaz will not sign the contract for this fight (via The MMA Hour):
“What I feel in my heart is that the guy is not going to sign. That’s how I feel.
They’ve been arguing for a while (Nate and Khamzat), and I know he wants to fight… But I don’t know what’s going on with his current contract.
Dustin Poirier said he wants to face Nate Diaz before he retires:
“Like I said, and I think many people have said the same thing.
I’ve been watching this guy fight since living with my mother. When his fights were broadcast on Spike TV, I’ve been a fan of him and his brother for a long time.
If he leaves the UFC and I’ve never had a chance to fight him, it sucks.
“We’ll see what the UFC wants to do. Give me a list of names, and let’s fight. Nate is a priority. Let him fight and settle your affairs at the level of contracts and salary, and you go. It will be a fun fight for me.
Dustin Poirier seems ready and also looking forward to getting back into the octagon. His next opponent remains for the moment a mystery…
Who would you like to see in front of Dustin Poirier for his next fight?