Nate Diaz has confirmed he’s again in coaching and desires to combat Dustin Poirier after he knocked out Conor McGregor.
‘The Diamond’ claimed revenge on McGregor for inflicting his first ever knockout defeat at UFC 178 by returning the favour.
After chopping and scything away at McGregor’s proper leg, Poirier discovered himself in a shootout with the largest identify in fight sports activities at this time.
In the long run, with McGregor virtually lame and taking harm, the Lafayette-native landed the telling blows on ‘The Infamous’ to depart referee Herb Dean with no alternative however to step in.
Within the speedy aftermath of the bout, when requested who was subsequent, Poirier admitted Michael Chandler didn’t curiosity him – however a bout with one half of Stockton’s most interesting maybe did.
“A rematch with Conor pursuits me,” Poirier stated. “All the time needed to whoop Nate Diaz’s a**. That pursuits me. I’m certain one thing will make sense. However simply now, I don’t know.
“Me and Conor are 1-1. Nate Diaz acquired away and likes to speak lots of s*** on-line.
“I can assure I’m not preventing Michael Chandler. They will do no matter they need with the division.”
Instantly, Diaz took to Twitter himself and wrote: “I’m coaching to whoop ur [sic] ass subsequent. Be about it don’t discuss it.”
The 35-year-old additionally discovered time to Tweet about his former rival McGregor after the knockout defeat as he wrote, ‘These guys all get completed on a regular basis.’
Diaz has not fought since taking up Jorge Masvidal at UFC 244 in New York City again in 2019, with the combat getting stopped on account of a number of deep lacerations above his proper eye.
Poirier and Diaz had been scheduled to face each other in the principle occasion of UFC 230, with Poirier calling his rival ‘laborious to cope with’.
“They needed to change it to 5 rounds, man, it was simply so tousled dude,” Poirier informed MMA Combating in October 2018.
“Nate was being laborious to cope with, I consider. Each weight class they provided it at 155 and he needed 160 and I agreed to that. He sort of negotiated himself out of a main-event spot.
“They provided us the principle occasion, I accepted, Nate over-negotiated, they misplaced the principle occasion, it was simply back-to-back days of him making an attempt to have his approach, truthfully.”