Nate Diaz has confirmed he’s back in training and wants to fight Dustin Poirier after taking out Conor McGregor.
“ The Diamond ” got his revenge on McGregor for inflicting his first-ever knockout loss at UFC 178 by returning the favor.
After cutting and mowing McGregor’s right leg, Poirier ended up in a shootout with the biggest name in combat sports today.
In the end, with McGregor practically lame and taking damage, the Lafayette native landed the telltale blows on ‘The Notorious’ to leave referee Herb Dean with no choice but to intervene.
Immediately after the fight, when asked who was next, Poirier admitted that he was not interested in Michael Chandler – but a fight with half of Stockton’s best may have.
“I’m interested in a rematch with Conor,” Poirier said. “I always wanted to scream Nate Diaz is a **. It interests me. I’m sure something will make sense. But now I don’t know.
“Me and Conor are 1-1. Nate Diaz has run away and enjoys talking online a lot.
“I can guarantee I’m not fighting Michael Chandler. They can do whatever they want with the division.
Immediately, Diaz took to Twitter himself and wrote, “I train to [sic] ass then. Don’t talk about it.
The 35-year-old also found time to tweet about his former rival McGregor following the knockout loss, writing: ‘These guys all finished all the time. ”
Diaz hasn’t fought since he faced Jorge Masvidal at UFC 244 in New York in 2019, with the fight being stopped due to several deep lacerations above his right eye.
Poirier and Diaz were scheduled to face each other in the main event of UFC 230, with Poirier calling his rival “ difficult to deal with. ”
“They wanted to go to five rounds man, that was so messed up man,” Poirier told MMA Fighting in October 2018.
“Nate was difficult to deal with, I think. Each weight class they offered him at 155 and he wanted 160 and I accepted that. He sort of negotiated out of a main event location.
“They offered us the main event, I accepted, Nate negotiated too much, they lost the main event, it was just consecutive days where he was trying to do what he wanted, honestly.