UFC superstar Nate Diaz has reportedly been locked in to fight tough lightweight contender Dustin Poirier in the co-main event of UFC 229. That being said, it would appear that things have since reached new developments.
Diaz and Poirier are reportedly set to fight on Nov. 3 in Madison Square Garden in New York, live on pay-per-view. The two fighters appeared at the UFC 25th Anniversary Press Conference on Friday, Aug. 3, in promotion for the fight.
Diaz arrived late to the event, but quickly made his presence known. During the presser, the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) officially announced that former two-division champion Conor McGregor will face undefeated lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov in the main event of UFC 229 on Oct. 6 inside the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nev.
Nate Diaz reportedly stormed off of the stage of the presser during the announcement. The Stockton native and Dustin Poirier both later took to social media with heated messages claiming that they seemingly no longer plan to fight.
“I’m not fighting on that show fuk the @ufc”
I’m not fighting on that show fuk the @ufc
— Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) August 3, 2018
“I ain’t fighting on that show either F the ufc”
I ain't fighting on that show either F the ufc
— The Diamond (@DustinPoirier) August 3, 2018
Now a video of Nate Diaz giving media a piece of his mind after the presser has surfaced. Within the footage, Diaz points to the fact that he was delivered to the presser late. Beyond that the Stockton native had said “they’d better start promoting me,” when asked if he still plans to fight Dustin Poirier.
Check it out within the video provided above.