UFC superstar Nate Diaz is currently set to throw down with lightweight contender Dustin Poirier in the co-main event of UFC 230. That being said, the Stockton native has recently been pushing for a different bout.
UFC 230 is set to take place Nov. 3, live on pay-per-view. Despite tickets having already gone live for the event, the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has yet to announce a headliner for the fight card.
Consequently, Nate Diaz recently took to Twitter to claim that he is now fighting Dustin Poirier in the night’s main event for the inaugural 165 pound world title. The UFC has yet to announce the implementation of a new 165 pound division.
“I’m Happy to announce that I’m bringing a new weight devision to the Ufc I’ll be fighting the main event November 3rd in nyc against Dustin Poirier for the first ever 165lb belt superfighter devision I’m happy to be apart of history @ufc @danawhite”
UFC President Dana White has since come forward to deny the existence of a 165 pound division or that Diaz vs. Poirier has taken the main event slot for UFC 230. Speaking to TMZ Sports, Dana White has now come forward with some of his thoughts on the matter.
“It’s nutty as hell. The guy signed a deal to fight at 155 pounds against Poirier. It’s completely weird, that’s what it is. The guy signed a deal. Tickets went on sale. All the stuff is in motion. You can’t just sign a deal and do the things that he’s doing right now and not fight.”
Check out Dana White’s full thoughts within the video provided below.