Nate Diaz Trolls Dustin Poirier- Asks Him to Stand Down

Published 02/13/2021, 5:55 AM EST
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – NOVEMBER 02: Nate Diaz of the United States fights against Jorge Masvidal (not pictured) of the United States in the Welterweight “BMF” championship bout during UFC 244 at Madison Square Garden on November 02, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images)


Nate Diaz took to Instagram and fired definitive shots at Dustin Poirier and, to a lesser extent, the lightweight division. Diaz has been in the headlines as of late following his interview with Ariel Helwani, where he detailed a comeback. Stockton’s second son hasn’t fought since November 2019, where he was stopped by Jorge Masvidal at UFC 244.

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With more than a year away, Nate Diaz is eyeing a career-defining comeback and wants multiple fights in 2021. Chiefly, a match was on the table against Dustin Poirier as the two were also supposed to fight at UFC 230. However, given the tone of the tweet, it seems as though Diaz is more than a little angsty toward Poirier.

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It doesn’t take much to set off a fighter, and calling out a Diaz Brother for not taking a fight will certainly do the trick. Chiefly, the resentment towards Poirier comes in due to the fact that fans are claiming he [Diaz] pulled out of UFC 230. Nate made sure to post a screenshot showing that he was in the clear on that particular issue.
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Nate Diaz against the world

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Diaz has been busy on Twitter as of late, and he’s been receiving multiple call-outs from several high-profile fighters. His name was introduced post-fight following UFC 257, where Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier both wanted to fight him. Nate Diaz is an entertaining match-up for most styles, but more importantly, is a huge draw.
Moreover, a call-out that immediately caught massive traction was one involving Leon Edwards following the dissolution of his main event fight. Khamzat Chimaev withdrew from the contest and ended up leaving ‘Rocky’ Edwards without an opponent. ‘Rocky’ called out Nate Diaz promptly following the news. However, Colby Covington has emerged as the likely option.

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Regardless of the opponent, Nate Diaz has a massive fight waiting for him whenever he decides the make a return. His star power isn’t hurt by inactivity in any way, and he continues to be a marquee draw no matter who he fights. A rematch against Jorge Masvidal is a strong possibility now, considering Covington is likely to be occupied.

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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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