Dana White unsure of when Nate Diaz fights next, suggests McGregor vs Diaz 3 likely option this summer

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Jun 12, 2021; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Nate Diaz during UFC 263 at Gila River Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Nate Diaz is pining for a fight with Dustin Poirier and wants the public to know he’s on bended knee asking for the bout to be booked.

But UFC president Dana White said the books are full — fights are scheduled through May 2, he said Thursday — and didn’t promise it would be Diaz’s preferred foe.

Dana White unsure when Nate Diaz vs Dustin Poirier happens

“Of course we’re interested [in that fight],” White said in an ESPN interview. “This is what we do. We make fights every weekend. What happens is guys just want to jump out of nowhere. ‘I want to do this, I want to do that.’ We have fights booked all the way to, I want to say May 2. Everything is in place. Everything is done. Obviously, Nate Diaz will get a fight.”

Diaz (20-13) wrote via Twitter: “@ufc stop playing wit me consider this my signature to fight this f—– I been trying to fight for a minute quit slowing down the real fight game it’s time.”

Poirier said in a Twitter reply, “I’m gonna fight your ass.”

Is McGregor vs Diaz 3 the likely next option?

Diaz has only one fight left on his UFC contract. He last competed in the Octagon this past June, losing to Leon Edwards by unanimous decision. White recently predicted Diaz would fight Conor McGregor in a comeback fight, but clarified that is far from certain.

“It could be [McGregor-Diaz], but it’s going to depend — I think Conor is going to be back this summer, but I don’t know if Conor will be back this summer,” White said. “It’s all going to depend on how Conor’s leg heals and a million other things that could happen between now and summer. So, to speculate is stupid. I just stopped doing that.”

McGregor has been out since he was injured in a bout with Poirier.

–Field Level Media


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