‘Don’t Be a Scared Lil B**ch’- Nate Diaz and Dustin Poirier Agree to Scrap in January 2022

Published 12/16/2021, 12:44 AM EST


UFC welterweight Nate Diaz took to social media and sparked off a verbal exchange with Dustin Poirier that might very well lead to a fight. Both men were scheduled to fight each other at UFC 230 in Madison Square Garden, but the booking fell apart. Since then, fans have been calling for both men to engage in a fight and it finally might materialize.

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Chiefly, Diaz went on the record and called out Dustin Poirier for a fight in January 2022. ‘The Diamond’ was quick to respond and went so far as to place a counter-challenge to Diaz for a fight in December itself. With the pay-per-view season done and dusted for the UFC, it’s all but certain that a December booking won’t come to fruition.

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In fact, Nate Diaz seemed extremely skeptical about Poirier’s intention to fight him and called him out on the same. Poirier doubled down and confirmed his intention to enter the octagon against Stockton’s finest at the earliest.

While some fans believe all this talk is nothing more than banter, MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani provided some insight on the matter. He went on to say that Poirier vs Diaz could truly come together if both parties wanted it.

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Is Dustin Poirier set for a permanent move to welterweight?

Following his loss at UFC 269, Poirier’s dream of becoming the undisputed champion has once again fizzled out. ‘The Diamond’ was submitted via RNC by Charles Oliveira, who secured a back take through a backpack position and sunk in the choke.

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Speaking to Ariel Helwani on ‘The MMA Hour’ after the loss, Poirier revealed that his days at lightweight could be behind him. He has proven himself to be one of the best 155-pounders in the world, however, he has fallen short against the best.

Fighting at welterweight could be the fresh start Poirier is looking for and there are many exciting match-ups. Apart from facing Nate Diaz, Poirier would certainly relish the opportunity to face former teammate turned rival, Colby Covington.

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Darryl Pinto

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Darryl Pinto is a senior MMA writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his graduate degree in Mass Media (with a specialization in Journalism) out of Xavier’s College and has a year's experience in his current role. Darryl specializes in predictions, reporting, and covering UFC events live.

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