Fan favorite and OG fighter Nate Diaz was in attendance for the UFC 271 where he spoke about his future in the sport. With only one fight left under his current contract with the UFC, Nathaniel can’t wait to step into the octagon as he said, ”I would like to fight Dustin Poirier now like I’ve been trying to do.”
If this fight does get confirmed, we are surely in for fireworks as one of the best lightweights in the history of the sport go toe to toe against each other for the first time and who wouldn’t want a 5 round Nate Diaz fight.
Look away if you are a Nate Diaz fan as, there’s only one fight left in his contract and very high tensions on social media with Poirier, everything points towards the retirement fight as Nate himself said, “Dana White let’s get this retirement fight cracking so that I can get outta the fight game, I’m done with it”.
Nate Diaz wants Dustin Poirier as his retirement fight
When Dustin was asked the same about the potential fight against Nate he had this to say, “I have a good feeling it’s going to happen, I’m not sure if it’s at 155 lbs or 170 pounds but summer is looking as good as ever to keep the fight.” He also added, “I just want to be in fights that mean something to me and I grew up watching Nate and his brother fight and I respect Nate and stylistically it’s going to be fun for the fans and has the potential to be a Fight Of The Year candidate.“
With the UFC not working apt enough to get the fight signed and ready, it surely consolidates the fans that both the fighters have expressed their desire the fight each other.
With Nate’s future on edge of retirement, the question of the Trilogy fight against Conor comes into the picture as this fight would be the best trilogy fight in the history of the UFC, but Diaz had brushed away any chances of fighting The Notorious anytime soon as he was asked about the potential trilogy with Conor, he said, “Conor fight ain’t gonna right now, he’s got a lotta work to do.”
With only the Poirier fight seen made in the foreseeable future, Nate Diaz has sure delivered in each and every fight he’s had making him one of the most respected and biggest superstars of MMA and if he does retire after his fight against Dustin, in his own words “Ain’t no Gangster like a West Coast Motherfu*ker”.