Dustin Poirier has put himself within the good place to call his subsequent opponent. The Louisiana-native has amassed one of the spectacular data within the sport together with back-to-back stoppage wins towards Conor McGregor in his final two fights.
With two clashes of their trilogy at the moment standing within the top-5 highest-selling UFC pay-per-views ever; there’ll at all times be an argument for Poirier and McGregor operating the struggle again for a fourth time.
However with the Irishman sidelined at the very least till the tip of the 12 months, Poirier has two different potential dance companions in thoughts.
Chatting with Ariel Helwani on the MMA Hour, the 32 12 months previous stated that both of Charles Oliveira or Nate Diaz could possibly be his subsequent opponent.
“Each are potential opponents. I must have my cellphone ring and speak to the UFC about their plans and what we’re going to do,” stated Poirier.
Because the quantity one-ranked 155lb-er, the previous interim champion is clearly the most-deserving of a title shot towards Oliveira. That bout definitely appears to be like the more than likely, and he expects a fourth dance with McGregor to nonetheless be on the desk after that.
“I believe I’m the clear minimize primary man who ought to be preventing for the belt,” stated Poirier. “I believe after the struggle, Dana even stated that was the subsequent factor that was going to occur… I don’t know what’s going to occur however I’ve a sense we’ll discover out quickly.”
Regardless of being in pole place to have a crack on the gold, Poirier could properly resolve that he’d choose to go the ‘cash struggle’ route. Regardless of being exterior of the rankings and driving a two-fight shedding streak; Diaz is a fan-favourite and a recognized driver of PPV numbers.
The Stockton native’s personal encounters with McGregor sit within the top-10 for highest-selling PPV’s of all-time. Poirier was initially scheduled to struggle Diaz in 2018 and can know full properly that if he lastly goes toe-to-toe with the resilient veteran it’s certain to be a large payday.
I knew you was a pussy bitch that’s 2-0
— Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) August 12, 2021
For his half, Diaz has been speaking up the struggle on-line. Poirier although, has accused him of promoting ‘wolf tickets.’
“Wolf tickets, Ariel. Wolf tickets… You know the way these negotiations go, until they’re (the UFC) speaking to him, nothing’s been supplied to me. I haven’t spoken to the UFC. I can’t say the identical factor for Nate. However like I stated, I believe they are going to name me quickly.”
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