It seems like Nate Diaz vs Dustin Poirier is the fight everyone wants but is never going to happen. The UFC appears to be working on the matchup but no one can come to an agreement.
Dustin Poirier has been flirting with the idea of moving up to welterweight after two title shots at lightweight. The UFC lightweight wouldn’t quite shut the door on his current weight class.
“I’ve done it before, you know; I’ve moved up before in the midst of the of the unknown and the uncertain,” Poirier told Megan Olivi in an interview with Crypto.com via MMAJunkie. “I don’t know. We’ll see. I can still make ’55. I can still make the cut. Do I want to make it five more times to get another title shot? I don’t know where I’m at with that. It’s still kind of murky and undecided, but there are fun fights for me at 170.
“If Nate Diaz does get a deal done with the UFC, that’s a fight we’ve been supposed to do. I think the fans would be in for a treat. That’s something I want to do. Where I’m at, I just want to fight fights that mean something to me and all these up-and-coming guys, they’re very dangerous and very fun to fight and maybe I will fight some of them, but right now I want fights that mean something to me, and Nate’s a fight that means something to me.”
Dustin Poirier has been watching Nate Diaz for a very long time. Dating back to his stint on The Ultimate Fighter years ago. He would love to move up to 170 and face him next should the UFC set that up.
“I watched the guy on ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ when I was a kid and he’s a guy – him and his brother both, I respect their fighting style,” Poirier said on Diaz. “I enjoy watching them fight. Whenever they fight, I’m tuning in. Those are the kind of fights I want to be a part of so if it’s at 170, I’m very willing and able to make that move. If it’s at 155, I can still make 155. I’m not too big.”
He continued, “I’m getting older, and I want to enjoy what I do. If I’m going to spend 10 weeks out there in Florida with the best guys in the world, I want to feel good. I don’t want to feel calorie deprived. I want to be at my best, but I know what that comes with. That comes with fighting these huge men at 170 pounds, but hey, I ain’t scared to fight.”