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Dustin Poirier to avoid surgery for injury that led to UFC 230 withdrawal

Dustin Poirier is relieved to have avoided surgery for his injured hip.

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Last week it was reported that Dustin Poirier had been ruled out of his highly anticipated lightweight bout with Nate Diaz due to injury.

On Monday, Poirier went into the details of his injury, revealing that he had suffered an injured hip and intended to get a second opinion from a doctor.

‘The Diamond’ updated fans on social media last night and explained that he will not have to undergo surgery. Poirier will undergo stem cell injections, instead, and hopes to be back training at ‘100%’ in just three weeks.

“So here’s what’s up for everybody asking I do not have to have surgery!! I’m going to stay in LA and get stem cell injections in my hip on Monday. From that point I will have a 3 week recovery. After that I will be able to go back to training 100%,” Poirier posted on Twitter on Thursday.

Diaz likely doesn’t care for Poirier’s medical explanation, as the former UFC lightweight title challenger blasted Poirier on Twitter earlier this week by claiming that he ‘ain’t bout this life.

Diaz vs. Poirier was perhaps the most anticipated bout on the card, but UFC 230 is still one of the most stacked pay-per-view events of the year. Daniel Cormier will defend his heavyweight title against Derrick Lewis in the main event, and Chris Weidman will look to avenge his loss to Luke Rockhold in the co-main event. The PPV extravaganza takes place next month, Nov. 3 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.