Dustin Poirier Hopes The UFC Would Tell Him If Nate Diaz Really Cancelled Their Fight

It took Dustin Poirier’s impressive win over Eddie Alvarez to convince Nate Diaz to end his two-year layoff from fighting.

The UFC took to Los Angeles last Friday, held a major press conference, and made the fight official,

In the end though, as luck would have it, Nate Diaz would leave the presser early, hit twitter, and call the whole thing off.

I’m not fighting on that show fuk the @ufc

And Dustin:

I ain’t fighting on that show either F the ufc

With these remarks now being the talk of the MMA world, Poirier recently told MMAFighting.com’s Luke Thomas what he makes of it all.

Check it out:

“I mean, as far as I know, I think I’m the one fighting the guy. If something changed, I think they would have let me know. I haven’t heard anything.”

“Nate says a lot of stuff, but when he signs a fight contract, I don’t really know of any times that he’s not shown up to fight or pulled out of a fight. He says a lot of stuff and does a lot of stuff in the media between fights, but when he signs a contract, the guy shows up and puts it all on the line every time.”

“If the UFC told me that, ‘Yeah, you’re going to fight for the belt in four months,’ I could’ve waited four or five months. But the way it looks, Conor and Khabib are going to fight towards the end of the year, then I don’t know what’s going to happen, when the belt’s going to be defended again, and you never know what’s going to happen, man, so I don’t want to wait 10 months.”

“I want to stay busy and this fight made a lot of sense to me.”

Nate Diaz vs. Dustin Poirier is booked for the UFC 230 co-main event. The pay-per-view card takes place from New York’s Madison Square Garden on November 3. The main event has yet to be announced.