Former UFC Lightweight Interim champion, Dustin Poirier, has revealed his discussion with the UFC regarding his next fight. After failing to snatch the lightweight title against Charles Oliveira, Dustin Poirier said he is agreed to fight UFC lightweight contender Nate Diaz on short notice.
During a talk with Teddy Atlas on Teddy Atlas’ podcast, Poirier revealed the news about him fighting the fan-favorite Nate Diaz.
“It’s a very short notice thing. Something I would hate to do is stack things against myself and take a fight on short notice, but, we’ll see what happens, man. I don’t want to give too much ‘cause I don’t know what I can say,” told Poirier to Atlas on Tuesday.
However, the fight is not confirmed yet as both parties haven’t signed a contract. Poirier added, “No contract has been signed yet, but if this goes go through, I’m gonna take it. I said yes, now we’re waiting on him,” told Poirier to Atlas.
As a response to this, Nate Diaz took to his Twitter account and mocked Poirier. Being as whimsical as he is, he also slammed the lightweight champion, Charles Oliveira.
“I just talked to the Ufc I said wassup with the Dp fight I wanna fight asap but they said Dustin sucks and they don’t want it sorry Dustin you suck hope to fight asap tho let’s do this. P.S. Olivera you suck too.” Nate Diaz wrote.
I just talked to the ufc I said wassup with the Dp fight I wanna fight asap but they said dustin sucks and they don’t want it sorry Dustin you suck hope to fight asap tho let’s do this ??
Ps Olivera you suck too
— Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) January 5, 2022
Still gonna fight u somewhere pic.twitter.com/D7oBt4UQFn
— Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) January 6, 2022
Poirier vs Diaz is the fight to make. Both fighters have proven super skilled and entertaining despite never making it on top of the lightweight division. The two have been battling under the UFC banner for a long time. With Nate since 2007 and Poirier since 2011. Both of them also suffered a loss in their latest bout with Nate against Leon Edwards and Poirier against Oliveira.