UFC has many matchups and this one seems to have been formed in a hurry. Dustin Poirier will apparently fight Nate Diaz, but the date isn’t known yet.
Poirier, who has a 28-7 MMA record with 20-6 in the UFC, has agreed to terms to fight Nate Diaz. Now they must wait to see when that fight takes place.
While speaking to “THE FIGHT! With Teddy Atlas” podcast, Poirier didn’t give any details away, but he did confirm that Nate Diaz is the next man on his list.
“No contract has been signed yet, but if this does go through I’m going to take it. This would be super short-notice. I already looked myself in the mirror. I spoke to my wife (Jolie) and my boxing coach (Dyah Davis) – people I talk to regularly. I talked to my coach Mike Brown as well. They support me if I want to take this fight, but I have to look myself in the mirror and ask, ‘Do I want to take this fight.’ I did exactly that. I looked in the mirror and I just felt good.’”
“It is Nate Diaz. I’m not going to say a card. I’m not going to say what date. But he got on Twitter talking. This guy really fights and I’m a fan of him, but everybody’s a tough guy on the internet. He said something like, ‘Let’s do it.’ I said, ‘Yeah, sure. I’ll really fight you this month.’”
Diaz, with his 20-13 MMA record and 15-11 in the UFC, has fired plenty of shots at Poirier. Now the two will settle that social media beef IRL. They tried to set up a fight in November 2018, but that didn’t happen.
This is certainly a big fight and one that could bring a lot of attention. Keep checking back with Thirsty for more details.
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