Two of the UFC’s hottest fighters proceed to specific curiosity in going through each other; nonetheless, there are not any concrete plans to schedule the bout as of but.
In a social media submit on Wednesday, Nate Diaz implored the UFC to guide him a combat in opposition to former light-weight interim champion Dustin Poirier. Diaz (20-13) has not fought since a unanimous decision loss to Leon Edwards in June, however has made it clear in current months he is prepared to simply accept his subsequent bout.
“[UFC] cease enjoying wit me, take into account this my signature to combat this f—er,” Diaz wrote on Twitter. “I been making an attempt to combat for a minute, give up slowing down the true combat recreation it is time.”
Poirier (28-7) has additionally requested for the combat on social media. The potential matchup has been mentioned behind the scenes, however has not materialized to this point.
UFC president Dana White instructed ESPN on Wednesday that Diaz will clearly get a combat, however was noncommittal on a date or an opponent.
“After all we’re [in that fight],” White stated. “That is what we do. We make fights each weekend. What occurs is guys simply wish to bounce out of nowhere. ‘I wish to do that, I wish to try this.’ We’ve got fights booked all the way in which to, I wish to say Might 2. All the pieces is in place. All the pieces is completed. Clearly, Nate Diaz will get a combat.”
Diaz, 36, is on the ultimate combat of his present UFC contract. If he doesn’t signal an extension, an apparent candidate for that last combat could be Conor McGregor. The 2 fought twice in 2016. Diaz gained the preliminary assembly on quick discover by submitting McGregor within the second spherical. McGregor evened the rating with a majority resolution 5 months later.
White confirmed he does have curiosity in a 3rd combat between these two, however stated it is too early to take a position on how possible it’s. McGregor remains to be recovering from a leg damage he suffered in a TKO loss to Poirier final yr.
“It could possibly be [McGregor-Diaz], however it should rely — I feel Conor goes to be again this summer season, however I do not know if Conor shall be again this summer season,” White stated. “It is all going to depend upon how Conor’s leg heals and one million different issues that might occur between now and summer season. So, to take a position is silly. I simply stopped doing that.”