Michael Bisping made quite the revelation in regards to the rumored upcoming UFC fight between Dustin Poirier and Nate Diaz. The former UFC champion knows why Poirier is looking to fight so quickly.
Dustin Poirier wanted to take a break if he beat Charles Oliveira at UFC 269. Now it seems he's changed his mind and Michael Bisping thinks he knows why.
“For Dustin Poirier, going up against Nate Diaz, I think for him that’s just him trying to eradicate those demons – Trying to get that bad taste out of his mouth from just losing the world title fight,” the former UFC champion said on his YouTube channel. “We all know that Dustin Poirier, the desire to be champion is something that burns very brightly. He lost to Charles Oliveira. So, therefore, now he thinks, ‘If I go in there and I beat Nate Diaz, I’m back in the win column.’”
“Because I spoke to Dustin for BT Sport prior to his fight [against Oliveira at UFC 269]. And he said if he won, he was gonna slow down his schedule of fighting. Because you can’t do three, four fights a year forever. It does take a massive toll on your body. But he never became the champion. And now, in his mind, he’s probably a little bit depressed just like I was when I fought Kelvin [Gastelum]; when I lost to Georges St-Pierre.”
It is unclear if Dustin Poirier and Nate Diaz are actually going to be able to fight each other in the UFC. Both parties are interested but it seems the UFC is reluctant to meet their terms.