Dustin Poirier has claimed Nate Diaz will retire from the UFC. Poirier and Diaz had both claimed they would meet in the cage before the end of their careers as their 2018 clash was postponed. The slight rivals appeared to clash later this year – but Diaz appears to have closed the door on the fight by hanging up his gloves.
Asked by a fan who he will fight next, Poirier replied: “I was going to fight Nate this summer but just found out he’s hanging her. We’ll see what’s exciting in the future.” Diaz had previously lamented the lack of opponents for the final fight of his UFC contract on social media. “Trying to fight for seven months” he wrote before calling up Conor McGregor for a trilogy fight.
Will there be Dustin Poirier vs Colby Covington?
Colby Covington has more grudges to settle after finishing with Jorge Masvidal at UFC 272. The always outspoken two-time welterweight title contender revealed on Wednesday that the reigning champion is Kamaru Usman is the least of his worries right now. His plans are instead to go after another former teammate from America’s top team for his next fight.
“I don’t care who wins [between Kamaru Usman and Leon Edwards]”Covington said during media day of UFC 272. “I’m just worried about my business on Saturday night and working out another personal issue with Dustin Poirier next. This fight must take place. He spoke too ruthlessly in the media.” The rivalry between Covington and Dustin Poirier began when they both trained under the same roof at ATT in Florida, but disdain between them has escalated in recent months.
Covington blew up on Poirier after a submission loss to Charles Oliveira at UFC 269 last December, saying Poirier had one “Quiter mentality” and has never liked working hard in the gym. In response, Poirier said he would never fight covington in the UFC where “The finances are at stake,” but noted that if they fight, “we’re both going to jail — I’m going to jail.”
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