UFC superstar Nate Diaz and Dustin Poirier were initially set to throw down in the co-main event of UFC 230. However, Diaz quickly entered negotiations with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) about a possible inaugural 165 pound title fight for the event’s headliner.
Despite Nate Diaz’s recent campaign for a 165 pound title fight, the promotion has decided to pin Valentina Shevchenko and Sijara Eubanks against each for in a vacant UFC women’s flyweight title fight for UFC 230’s main event. Meanwhile, Nate Diaz and Dustin Poirier have been returned to the co-main event position for the card.
Dustin Poirier and Nate Diaz have since been going at it over social media with some intensity. Now Nate Diaz has come forward in an interview with TMZ Sports to discuss the matter.
Within the interview, the Stockton native revealed that he is training for a fight at UFC 230. After explaining that the UFC is seemingly resistant to the idea of allowing Dustin Poirier to fight for the inaugural 165 pound title, Diaz explained that he is now preparing for any opponent that wants to challenge him come Nov. 3.
“They don’t want Dustin Poirier to fight at (165 pounds). I’m like, ‘What the (expletive)?’ … Whoever wants it, come get it. If you guys are out there, spit it the (expletive) out. Let’s get a fight. They trying to have me headline for Madison Square Garden. They don’t got nobody else, but they don’t want Dustin to fight. So I’m down for whatever they want. All comers, bring it the (expletive) on.”
Speaking on the UFC, Diaz added “The ball’s in their court. I’m training to fight, though.”
“I’m not excited at all,” Diaz said when asked if he is excited about UFC 230. “I’m stuck in this (expletive). That’s what it is.”