The fight between Nate Diaz and Dustin Poirer has been on the surface for some time now. Both the fighters have shown interest in facing each other in the octagon.
It all started when Nate Diaz started throwing shade on Poirier calling him “You S**k “ on social media. After several heated exchanges and trash-talking, it seemed the fight was finally taking place in the future.
Poirer (28-7) recently lost his title opportunity against champion Charles Oliveira at UFC 269. It was his second chance to win the lightweight title, the first against Khabib Nurmagomedov in 2019. Before losing to Oliveira, Poirier defeated Conor McGregor twice in a row.
Diaz (20-13) is in a tight spot as he has lost thrice in his last four fights. Diaz’s last win was against Anthony Pettis at UFC 241 in 2019. In his last fight against Leon Edwards, the Stockholm native gave a very impressive performance and was even close to knocking Edwards out.
Both Diaz and Poirer are widely celebrated among MMA fans for being amazing fighters. Diaz has given fans many fights which are considered classic. The fighter has a great chin and gets better as the fight goes it its final rounds. On the other hand, ‘The Diamond’ is an outstanding boxer and has the ability to continue fighting until the very end. The match-up between these two Megastars will be blockbusters whenever it occurs.
Daniel Cormier’s Opinion On Dustin Poirier vs Nate Diaz
Cormier in an interview with Helen Yee Sports discussed his opinions regarding the fight between Diaz and Poirer. The UFC legend expressed that Diaz has been making moves and Poirer has shown interest in him. Both the fighters have started trash talking to each other so there is a huge chance of this fight happening. “A lot of times when there is smoke there’s some fire too,” said DC.
According to Cormier, both the fighters are suitable for the fight as both share similar name value, popularity, stardom and also prefer fighting in a standing position. DC explained that he won’t be surprised if the fight took place this year. “All the pieces are in place to make a fantastic fight,” said DC.