Diaz casts doubt over Poirier clash, claiming rival 'doesn't want it'

Nate Diaz casts doubt over a Dustin Poirier clash after claiming UFC star ‘doesn’t want it’… but lightweight contender insists he is ‘waiting’ on fan-favourite to agree to a bout

  • Nate Diaz has cast doubt over a potential UFC match-up against Dustin Poirier 
  • Diaz, 36, and Poirier, 32, have been engrossed in a war of words on Twitter 
  • However, the fan-favourite says the lightweight star ‘doesn’t want’ a fight
  • Poirier, though, says a fight is close and is just ‘waiting’ on Diaz to sign up 

Nate Diaz has worried UFC fans by providing a concerning update as to the status of talks over a clash with Dustin Poirier, claiming the former lightweight challenger ‘doesn’t want it’.

Poirier, 32, revealed after his chastening defeat by Charles Oliveira at UFC 269 that a fight with Diaz, 36, is the only challenge that ‘excites’ him, leading to a back-and-forth on Twitter.

The Diamond claimed he is ready to take on the UFC fan-favourite on short-notice, with Diaz signalling his intent to fight either this month or in February.

Nate Diaz has cast doubt over a potential mega-fight against UFC lightweight Dustin Poirier

Talks have been ongoing with the UFC but on Tuesday, DIaz cast doubt over the state of play, tweeting that Poirier ‘doesn’t want it’. 

‘I just talked to the ufc I said wassup with the Dp fight I wanna fight asap but they said dustin sucks and they don’t want it sorry Dustin you suck hope to fight asap tho let’s do this,’ he tweeted. ‘Ps Olivera you suck too’.

Poirier has yet to respond to Diaz’s remarks, but told Teddy Atlas that a fight against Diaz is nearly finalised. 

Diaz, 36, claims that the Louisianan star ‘doesn’t want it’ amid talks with the MMA promotion

‘I’m not holding my tongue, it is Nate Diaz,’ he said. ‘I’m not going to say what card, I’m not going to say a date. He said something like, “Let’s do it.” I said yes, now I’m just waiting on him.’ 

Poirier is looking to rebuild after his defeat by Oliveira provided a sour ending to a strong 2021. 

The Louisianan twice defeat Conor McGregor to secure a shot at the lightweight title, but was submitted by the jiu-jitsu specialist in the third round in Las Vegas.  

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