Diaz notably only has one fight left with the UFC, and it’s become quite clear that he plans to fight out his contract. He’s challenged Poirier several times in the past, and “The Diamond” has also expressed interest in fighting Diaz.
“I would like to fight Dustin Poirier,” Diaz said via the outlet. “Like now. Like I’ve been trying to. If there’s any mix-up it’s him, and them, and the game.
“I want the fight now. What’s up Dana White? Let’s get this retirement fight cracking so I can get out of this fight game. I’m done with it.”
Diaz last competed in June 2021 when he was defeated by Leon Edwards in a five-round welterweight match via unanimous decision at UFC 263.
“He ain’t doing s*** to me,” Diaz said of fighting Poirier. “I’ll tell ya that much.”
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Dana White Said Diaz Will ‘Get a Fight,’ Didn’t Commit to It Being Against Poirier
“Of course we’re interested [in that fight],” White said via the outlet. “This is what we do. We make fights every weekend. What happens is guys just want to jump out of nowhere. ‘I want to do this, I want to do that.’ We have fights booked all the way to, I want to say May 2. Everything is in place. Everything is done. Obviously, Nate Diaz will get a fight.”
White also spoke on the possibility of Diaz’s next fight being the trilogy match with Conor McGregor.
“It could be [McGregor-Diaz], but it’s going to depend. I think Conor is going to be back this summer, but I don’t know if Conor will be back this summer,” White said. “It’s all going to depend on how Conor’s leg heals and a million other things that could happen between now and summer. So, to speculate is stupid. I just stopped doing that.”
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Diaz Is 1-3 in His Last 4 Fights, Has Only Fought 3 Times Since 2016
Diaz hasn’t spent much time in the Octagon in the past few years. Since his two bouts with Conor McGregor in 2016, Diaz has only fought three times, beating former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis and dropping back-to-back bouts against Jorge Masvidal and Leon Edwards.
The popular fighter has a professional MMA record of 20-13, with five wins by KO/TKO and 11 via submission.