Dustin Poirier’s Coach Reveals Nate Diaz May Not Be the Next Fight for Dustin Poirier

Published 08/25/2021, 12:09 PM EDT
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – SEPTEMBER 05: Dustin Poirier poses for the media during the UFC 242 Ultimate Media Day at the Yas Hotel on September 5, 2019 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


ATT coach Mike Brown recently sat down for an interview with MyMMANews recently. The former UFC fighter is always in the corner of Dustin Poirier. Brown revealed big news about the future of the former interim UFC lightweight champion.

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Fans have been speculating about what’s next for ‘The Diamond’ inside the Octagon. Many believe he should fight for the undisputed title against Charles Oliveira next. Also, there have been rumors of a potential banger against Nate Diaz next. Brown said that their primary target is to fight Oliveira next. However, a fight against Diaz could very well be on the cards for the Louisiana native.

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I’m assuming the title will probably be next. Who knows, I see there’s some talks maybe potentially Nate Diaz fight. I’m sure that would do giant numbers. They were scheduled to fight before, it kind of fell through,” said Brown.

But that would be monster. Something everybody would want to see. Maybe they could do it at welterweight, nobody’s got to cut weight, kind of a fun fight for the fans. But I think probably first, business is winning the undisputed lightweight title,” he added.

ATLANTA, GA – APRIL 11: Dustin Poirier interacts with the media during the UFC 236 Ultimate Media Day at Hyatt Regency Atlanta on April 11, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

He also predicted how a fight with Oliveira will go. As always, Brown believes Poirier will deliver an entertaining scrap. But he foresees a finish against the Brazilian for Poirier when they eventually fight.

Mike Brown is open to see Dustin Poirier vs Conor McGregor 4

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Poirier got ahead 2-1 in his trilogy clash against Conor McGregor after the Irishman suffered a freak leg break. A fourth fight has been teased since by the fans, as many believe the ending was anti-climactic at UFC 264. Brown is open to the idea.

MMA – UFC264 – Dustin Poirier v Conor McGregor – T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States – July 10, 2021 Dustin Poirier celebrates after winning the fight against Conor McGregor REUTERS/Steve Marcus

Who knows, right? It’s all about entertainment, what people want to see, money talks. But I mean, he’s gonna be out for a while so I don’t anticipate it anytime soon and I think there’s some other things that Dustin wants to take care of first. I would never say never to anything, but I don’t see it in the near future,” Mike Brown added further.

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Apratim Banerjee

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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