Nate Diaz vs Jorge Masvidal has been made official for UFC 244, and word came from Dana White himself that the UFC is indeed making that “baddest motherf—ker” belt that Diaz called for.
Poirier, who has been known for putting on violent fights himself, says he’s uninterested in competing for that BMF title as he feels it belongs to his teammate. He spoke about it shortly after his UFC 242 bout.
“Jorge (Masvidal) is a buddy of mine. I don’t sell out like f—king Colby Covington,” Poirier said at the post-fight press conference. “I don’t talk bad about people who I roll with.
“Jorge is a buddy of mine. I won’t fight him. He’s a training partner, He’s a good guy. If anything, I’ll go out to Florida and help him for that fight.”
As for what is next for him, Poirier says his goal is still to become world champion, and this heartbreaking loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov will be tough to take.
“I thought honestly the past 10 weeks of training camp and preparing for this fight, I thought the stars were aligning and thought this was going to be my night. I thought this was destiny,” he said. “I don’t want to keep crying, but this just means a lot to me.
“I just thought tonight I was going to fly back home to the United States undisputed world champ, so this really hurts. I have a lot of tread left on the tires, I feel. I’m not fighting just to fight. I’m fighting to be the world champ. So these opportunities don’t come that often.”
Masvidal has since replied to Poirier.