The fight may now be off between Dustin Poirier and Nate Diaz for UFC 230 next month, but the war of words continues on anyway.
If there was one fight that everyone was most anticipating for the UFC’s return to Madison Square Garden on November 3, it seemingly was the lightweight clash between the top contender Poirier and the returning Diaz.
Unfortunately for Poirier, a hip injury would force him out of the bout thus changing up the already scrambled card.
And never being one to keep his thoughts to himself, Diaz let Poirier know how he felt about his recent loss of opponent which led to a quick retaliation from “The Diamond”.
If anyone knows about losing the war it's you… you've lost half of them that you been in. https://t.co/ovrDu6JkVF
— The Diamond (@DustinPoirier) October 15, 2018
Diaz: If u can’t make it to war u lose the war U ain’t bout this life…
Poirier: If anyone knows about losing the war it’s you… you’ve lost half of them that you been in.
Obviously, the response from Poirier is taking a shot at Diaz’ 19-11 professional record.
The 33-year old younger brother of Nick hasn’t fought since August 2016 when he fought to a majority decision loss against Conor McGregor in their rematch.
The loss snapped Diaz’ first winning streak since 2012.
As for Poirier, he’s been nothing short of sensational in Diaz’ absence as he’s gone 4-1 since Diaz last fought and has won his last three in a row (all by TKO in main events). Since returning to lightweight in 2015, Poirier has come into his own as the division’s elite having gone 8-1 overall with all but two of those wins coming via KO/TKO (the other two being decisions).
Whether or not the fight will be remade between the two once Poirier is healthy again remains to be determined. But what we do know according to UFC president Dana White is that Diaz is “definitely off” of UFC 230.
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 10/15/2018