Shown Dustin Poirier will not wait for a title shot after all. Instead, "The Diamond" will welcome Nate Diaz from a long termination.
Last Thursday, the Los Angeles Times reported the matchup will take place at the UFC 230 on November 3 at Madison Square Garden in New York. MMAjunkie then confirmed the booking with several people with knowledge about the matchup. They requested anonymity since an official announcement has not been made but is expected Friday at a press conference in Los Angeles.
Diaz (19-11 MMA, 14-9 UFC) has not competed since the UFC 202 in August 2016 when he lost a second welterweight meeting against Conor McGregor with majority decision. The match was an immediate rematch of a meeting of the UFC 196 in March 2016, which Diaz won with a fantastic second-round submission.
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The 33-year-old Diaz has not competed in the light division for almost three years. UFC directed him to the fight against Georges St-Pierre at UFC 227 this weekend, but the match could not be done. Now he goes back to £ 155 to fight one of the most ranked challengers in the weight class.
Poirier (19-11 MMA, 14-9 UFC), No. 3 in the latest US-day Sports / MMAjunkie MMA lightweight rankings, fighting for the fourth time in 12 months when he takes on Diaz. "Diamond" has won three consecutive event headlines by knocking out, stopping former UFC champion Anthony Pettis, former WSOF champ Justin Gaethje and last on UFC on FOX 30 last weekend, former UFC and Bellator champion Eddie Alvarez.
Although he said he followed his victory over Alvarez in his UFC FXX 30-match rematch that he would not pick up any UFC talks if it was not a title shot  The latest UFC 230 Series contains:
- Nate Diaz vs. Dustin Poirier
- David Branch vs. Ronaldo Souza
- Luke Rockhold vs. Chris Weidman
- Paulo Costa vs. Yoel Romero  Sultan Aliev vs. Lyman Good
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