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Dustin Poirier Reveals He Agreed To Battle Nate Diaz On 24 Hours Discover At UFC 279: ‘It is A Loopy Story’

Dustin Poirier vs. Nate Diaz is a struggle that by some means by no means occurred, regardless of each males exhibiting curiosity in it.

The 2 have been booked at UFC 230 but it surely didn’t come to fruition, as each males declare the opposite pulled out. Nonetheless, at UFC 279, as Diaz was booked to face Khamzat Chimaev, Poirier, who was in Louisana on the time stated the UFC referred to as him to fly to Vegas and struggle Diaz on 24 hours’ discover.

Dustin Poirier stated he agreed to take the struggle, however the UFC ended up stepping into a special path.

“I accepted a struggle in opposition to him on 24 hours’ discover, I used to be gonna fly to Las Vegas and weigh in on the identical day, the evening of the Khamzat [Chimaev] stuff,” Poirier stated on The MMA Hour. “It’s a loopy story the way in which it labored. [Coach] Mike Brown flew in on Thursday to Louisiana, simply to return go to. We went to dinner and went to sleep. Friday morning, a bunch of missed calls and texts…my administration, Hunter [Campbell], all people from the UFC reaching out ‘Hey, he’s not going to make weight. Are you able to make 170?’…I needed to do a Zoom name, I’ve an Android so I had to make use of my spouse’s cellphone…


“I’m Facetiming with the Nevada State Athletic Fee, stepping on the size so I can present them I may make weight safely. I’m like 176, I used to be gonna be 170 the identical day. I used to be gonna fly out the subsequent day…they by some means switched it up. He fought Tony [Ferguson], after which [Kevin Holland] fought Khamzat at a special weight. They switched it round, however I used to be in and I used to be gonna go.”


Had Poirier really fought Diaz on 24 hours’ discover at UFC 279 it might have been a loopy transfer from ‘The Diamond’ who had been chasing that struggle for fairly a while.

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Dustin Poirier needs to field Nate Diaz

With Dustin Poirier nonetheless by no means preventing Nate Diaz, he says he’s open to boxing the Stockton native so the 2 can lastly struggle.

Poirier has hinted about retiring from MMA, however ‘The Diamond’ says he would field Diaz as he believes it might be a enjoyable struggle.

Poirier says a boxing match in opposition to Diaz would excite him and one thing he want to do. Whether or not or not it involves fruition is to be seen.


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