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Is Dustin Poirier retiring? ‘Diamond’ nonetheless ‘on the fence’ about UFC profession, eyes Nate Diaz boxing match


Dustin Poirier could also be achieved along with his UFC profession.

Or, matchmakers might name him with a proposal he can’t refuse, prompting the previous interim light-weight champion to lace up the gloves and get again into motion. Nonetheless simply 35, “The Diamond” doesn’t should rush to a call and might afford to let issues play out within the 155-pound division.

Except the promotion offers him a chance to attempt his luck within the “candy science.”

“I’d love [to box], that might be enjoyable and thrilling,” Poirier instructed The MMA Hour. “A boxing match? After all. A change of pace, a unique coaching camp, simply one thing completely different. I’ve been doing MMA awhile. I nonetheless love the coaching camps and I really like combating, however to go to purely boxing, the entire coaching camp can be lots much less put on on my physique. No wrestling, no jiu jitsu. It will be boxing, working, swimming — that’s enjoyable, that’s enjoyable stuff. I’d field Nate [Diaz]. Both [sport] however I’d fairly [fight] Nate in boxing.”

Poirier was scheduled to combat Diaz at UFC 230 however an damage torpedoed the matchup.

After falling brief in opposition to Islam Makhachev at UFC 302 final month in Newark, Poirier was despatched to the again of the road, regardless of his No. 4 rating, and is unlikely to earn one other light-weight title shot except one thing drastic and sudden occurs within the 155-pound division (like this).

Diaz, 39, scored his first skilled boxing win by outpointing Jorge Masvidal final weekend in Anaheim.

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