Poirier (24-5 MMA, 16-4 UFC) was forced to withdraw from a scheduled matchup with Diaz (19-11 MMA, 14-9 UFC) at UFC 230 next month. “The Diamond” suffered a hip injury that prevented him from competing on the card, but after visiting doctors, recently discovered he would not need surgery.
With Poirier’s recovery timetable set at roughly four weeks, he has opened up to the possibility of fighting before the end of the year. Diaz isn’t buying it, though, because he called Poirier’s entire injury into question while simultaneously putting the entire UFC roster on blast (via Twitter):
Diaz, 33, hasn’t competed since a majority-decision loss to Conor McGregor at UFC 202 in August 2016. He attempted to lobby for a newly created 165-pound title and the main event spot at UFC 230 when it was known the promotion was struggling to fight a suitable main event, but Poirier said Diaz overplayed his cards and an opportunity was lost.
Poirier, 29, once again called Diaz out on his antics upon seeing what was posted on Twitter. And despite UFC President Dana White recently stating he’s uninterested in booking another Diaz fight until there’s no doubt it happens, Poirier made it clear he’s open to making it happen (via Twitter):
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Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie
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