Both Nate Diaz and now Dustin ‘The Diamond’ Poirier may hold 1-1 records against former two-weight world champion, ‘The Notorious’ Conor McGregor over the course of their two matches, however, the two have been chomping at the bit to stand opposite each other it seems ever since their UFC 230 clash fell to the wayside.
I’m training to whoop ur ass next.
Be about it don’t talk about it 👊🏼 pic.twitter.com/M7FKHvIbFu
— Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) January 24, 2021
Diaz’s response to Poirier comes from the former interim champion’s claim that he would be open to a clash with The Ultimate Fighter victor in the future after a hip injury ruled him from a highly-anticipated matchup at UFC 230 in November of 2018.
“I mean a rematch with Conor (McGregor) interests me,” Poirier said to The Mac Life’s, Oscar Willis. “(I) Always wanted to whip Nate Diaz’s ass, that interests me. In fighting that’s about (it) — I’m sure something will make sense. But right now, I don’t know. Me and Conor are 1-1, Nate Diaz got away and likes to talk a lot of sh*t online. But I gotta just go back home and we’ll see.”
Expected to make his Octagon return this year, Diaz has been out of action since UFC 244 in November of 2019, where he dropped a third-round doctor’s stoppage defeat to Poirier’s American Top Team teammate, Jorge ‘Gamebred’ Masvidal in a welterweight BMF championship clash.