Perhaps Dustin Poirier’s decision to pull out of UFC 230 is all part of a master plan to generate even more interest in his fight with Nate Diaz.
Poirier, 29, will no longer be fighting Diaz at UFC 230 due to a hip injury that requires stem cell injections, but there is now more even more demand to see both fighters square off inside the Octagon.
Poirier and Diaz have been going back-and-forth on social media for the past week, and Diaz kicked off round two on Friday by claiming that he’s ‘going back out on tour’ due to his disappointment that Poirier pulled out of UFC 230.
The Californian also thanked Jorge Masvidal for offering to step in as a late replacement.
This guy mysteriously pulls out wit no injury and it’s crickets from from the whole roster ?— Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) October 19, 2018
I’m going back out on tour till the game mans up ..
Shoutout to @GamebredFighter hes down respect pic.twitter.com/r7HHF0sco0
Poirier fired back by calling Diaz a ‘ho’ and told the Californian to stop ‘playing games.’
Tell the truth how you were playing games. Let's rebook it after my recovery. You're a ho— The Diamond (@DustinPoirier) October 19, 2018
‘The Diamond’ followed up by calling the younger Diaz brother a ‘fake ass gangster’ and warned him that he’s messing with a ‘real one.’
I see straight through that fake ass gangster shit bro. You fucking with a real one. Trust that @NateDiaz209— The Diamond (@DustinPoirier) October 19, 2018
Although Diaz has threatened quasi-retirement, this latest round of tweets ensures that the UFC will be looking to re-book the fight at a later date. Poirier is expected to be fully recovered from injury in just three weeks.