Moving on From Nate Diaz, Dustin Poirier Announces Fight in July

Published 05/02/2022, 6:15 AM EDT

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Dustin Poirier has given up. He has given up on trying to set up a fight with Nate Diaz. Apart from the UFC not moving ahead with that fight, Nate Diaz himself does not want to fight Poirier.

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With his last title contention loss, fans of the UFC thought that Poirier might have better prospects with Nate Diaz in a welterweight bout. But since that has seemingly gone out of the window, it looks as though ‘El Diamante’ now has different plans very soon.

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The Diamond has moved on from the Nate Diaz fight and plans to fight in July. He took to Twitter to make this statement and has also stated a new development between two other dynamic lightweights.

Gonna fight in July,” Tweeted Poirier. Although not a confirmed scenario, the Diamond is fingers crossed to have the UFC give him another fight in July.

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Coming to the possible fighters he might be facing, Poirier replied “Prolly so” to a fan that tweeted at him, asking him to fight the winner of Michael Chandler and Tony Ferguson.

Poirier seems to be growing impatient by not fighting for a few months. Being in his prime, the Diamond doesn’t plan on wasting any time by waiting for reluctant fighters to take him up on his offer.

The UFC Lightweight Gold: The famed Shangri-La for Dustin Poirier

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For those who don’t know, Shangri-La is a mythical land that people have tried to find for centuries. Metaphorically speaking, the lightweight gold seems to be the Shangri-La that Dustin Poirier can’t step into. Becoming the interim lightweight champion of the UFC, the Diamond was a step away from true lightweight gold but failed both times.

With a fighter arc comparable to legendary stories, Dustin Poirier might be able to get onto the lightweight championship track once more, perhaps. After all, like they say, a third time’s the charm. Dustin Poirier versus Michael Chandler will be an amazing fight to watch. Explosive and entertaining, Chandler will bring the heat to test Poirier to his limits once more.

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Dustin Poirier vs Nate Diaz: Who Would Win?

If the ‘Diamond’ can clear out the lightweight division once more, he might be on track for a title shot once more. Supposing that Islam Makhachev is champion by then, a face-off between Poirier and Makhahev might be a Poirier-Nurmagomedov rematch.

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Rohit Raj

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Rohit Raj is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. As a Business student, Rohit’s love for the UFC was double-sided with the business of it being just as intriguing as the martial arts aspect of it. “Don't just fight, perform” is a quote that he believes drives the most entertaining fights of the UFC, with the likes of Conor McGregor, Chael Sonnen, and Israel Adesanya sweeping him off his feet with their skill as well as swagger and trash talk capabilities.
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