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 after his loss. 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.
While speaking during the UFC 271 press conference, Dustin Poirier stated that he believes the highly anticipated fight with Nate Diaz could happen in the Summer of this year.
“I think there’s a good chance it’s gonna happen. I think summer is a good target, if had to put one on the calender. But I think it’s gonna happen.”
Poirier also recently refused to believe Nate Diaz will retire after facing him. We will have to wait and see whether Dustin Poirier will end up squaring off against Nate Diaz later this year or not.