Dustin Poirier Wants Nate Diaz At UFC 271, Diaz Wants Money

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A UFC welterweight showdown between Dustin Poirier and Nate Diaz may not be on the table after all, after Diaz accused the UFC of offering him a low payout for a fight with Poirier.

Poirier is just days removed from his disappointing loss to Charles Oliveira at UFC 269 and already teased a fight with Diaz next at welterweight. After both sides appeared to want the fight as soon as UFC 270, Poirier and Diaz sounded like UFC 271 may be a better fit for the matchup.

But, after Poirier called for the two to fight at UFC 271, Diaz aimed at Poirier and alleged that the UFC low-balled him with their fight offer.

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Dustin Poirier Vs. Nate Diaz Remains Uncertain For 2022

Poirier and Diaz have gone back-and-forth online for years after a fight that was targeted between them in 2018 was scratched. The two sides accused the other of forcing the fight’s cancelation, and fans were disappointed not to see them square off in the octagon.

Poirier recently alluded to a move to welterweight for his eventual return to the octagon, and Diaz quickly entered the conversation of possible opponents. Diaz most recently lost to Leon Edwards earlier this year at UFC 263.

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Diaz had been reportedly offered a fight against Khamzat Chimaev, but turned it down publically, calling Chimaev a “rookie”. Diaz has one more fight left on his current deal and could make it against Poirier.

As of now, it’s unclear if Diaz will end up signing a new deal with the UFC for more fights. He’s been at odds with the UFC brass for years regarding the financial aspect of his contract.

For now, it sounds like we won’t know if Poirier vs. Diaz is really in the works until we hear from UFC president Dana White next.

Do you think we’ll see Dustin Poirier vs. Nate Diaz in 2022?