Nate Diaz remains one of the most legitimate fighters to have ever stepped foot inside the Octagon. Diaz last competed against Jorge Masvidal for the “BMF” title at UFC 244 back in November 2019. He lost the match via doctor’s stoppage, but he is far from finished in the fight game. Diaz also has lofty ambitions after retiring from MMA.
At UFC 263, Nate Diaz finally made his return to the Octagon as he squared off against Leon Edwards. Unfortunately for Diaz, his return didn’t quite go the way that he wanted to as Diaz lost the fight.
Nate Diaz had also made it clear that he wants to compete in the Octagon again within the next three to four months. Last year, Dustin Poirier and Nate Diaz have been at each other’s throats after Poirier called him out for a fight.
Dustin Poirier previously claimed that he agreed to a fight with Nate Diaz on short notice. Nate Diaz then stated that the UFC themselves doesn’t want him to square off against Dustin Poirier. Diaz also recently made it clear he wants to fight Dustin Poirier and called him out again.
While speaking with ESPN’s Brett Okamoto, UFC President Dana White addressed Nate Diaz calling out Dustin Poirier again. Dana White stated that he will definitely get Nate Diaz a fight.
“Yeah, of course, we’re interested. This is what we do. We make fights every weekend. What happens is guys want to jump out of nowhere and say, ‘I want to do this. I want to do that.’ We have fights booked all the way until I want to say May 2 right now. Everything is in place, everything is done. I say this all the time. I’ve been saying this for 20 years. We’re contracted to get guys fights three times a year. They’ve got to get fights. We’ll get a fight.”
The two were set to square off against each other at UFC 230 in a lightweight fight, but Dustin Poirier had to pull from the fight due to injury and they never competed against each other. We will have to wait and see if the two finally get to have their fight eventually as the two certainly have a lot of beef.