‘Nate Won’t Tell the True Story’- Dustin Poirier Is Confident That a Fight With Nate Diaz Will Happen

Published 08/17/2021, 7:21 AM EDT


Dustin Poirier and Nate Diaz have been trading jabs on Twitter. The pair were set to clash at UFC 230. Unfortunately, that fight fell apart, and now, Diaz has pointed out that ‘The Diamond’ was the one to back out from the contest.

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The rivalry re-ignited after Poirier’s recent win over Conor McGregor. Diaz, a former foe of the Irishman, promptly pointed out that he would show McGregor how to beat Poirier, calling his shot against the Louisiana native in the process. As more often than not, Diaz gets what he wants from the UFC, fans hypothesized an Octagon meeting between the duo.

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Recently, Poirier appeared at the MMA Hour and addressed claims about supposedly being afraid of fighting Diaz. ‘The Diamond’ also threw some light on his social media back and forth with the Stockton native.

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JANUARY 23: Dustin Poirier prepares to fight Conor McGregor of Ireland in a lightweight fight during the UFC 257 event inside Etihad Arena on UFC Fight Island on January 23, 2021 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

Wolf tickets, Ariel, wolf tickets,” said the American Top Team trainee, dismissing any validity behind the Stockton native’s recent onslaught on him.

Helwani further asked if there was an official offer on the table for him to fight Diaz. “You know how these negotiations go. Unless they said something to him, nothing’s been offered to me,” Poirier replied.

Dustin Poirier is certain he will fight Nate Diaz in the future

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As Diaz and Poirier are two of the biggest fan favorites in the entire roster, ardent MMA followers want to see the two brawlers go at it. Poirier himself assured fans that they will indeed fight.

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[Nate Diaz] He won’t tell the true story of how the fight fell apart… we’ve got to fight at some point,” said ‘The Diamond’, addressing their UFC 230 contest that failed to eventuate.

This is a fight worthy of headlining any UFC card. However, it remains to be seen if Poirier elects to forego a title shot to fight Nate Diaz. What do you think? Who will ‘The Diamond choose? Charles Oliveira or Nate Diaz?

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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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