Tuesday night, news broke out that Dustin Poirier has dropped out of his bout with Nate Diaz due to an undisclosed injury. It was probably the most anticipated bout of the card, and according to Lance Pugmire, Dana White stated that they won’t be looking for a replacement and Diaz was also “definitely off UFC 230” as well.
Ariel Helwani followed up on the matter, which had the Stockton-native respond typical Diaz fashion. He called for a title bout with Khabib Nurmagomedov.
Asked @NateDiaz209 what’s next now that Dustin Poirier is out of UFC 230. His response?— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) October 10, 2018
“I’ll just fight Khabib when he’s ready.”
His elder brother, Nick Diaz also recently spoke about how Khabib had a “dirty fighting style” and that he thinks either of them can beat him.
Khabib and Nate also have some history between them. In 2015, the Diaz brothers were involved in not one, but two brawls with Khabib’s camp that happened during and after a WSOF event.
Nate Diaz hasn’t fought since his close decision loss to Conor McGregor back in 2016.