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Report: Dustin Poirier vs. Nate Diaz to act as the UFC 230 co-main event



It appears that Nate Diaz is back.

A report by the Los Angeles Times Lance Pugmire says that Diaz will meet Dustin Poirier in the UFC 230 Interaction on November 3 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

An official press conference highlighting the UFC's annual change is scheduled for Friday in Los Angeles, and that match is expected to be among the officially announced.

Diaz (19-11) has not competed inside Octagon since losing an exciting majority decision to Conor McGregor on UFC 202. The former UFC light title challenger left McGregor at short notice at the UFC 1

96, where both battles in their epic rivalry owned room at weekends. Diaz had indicated that he was ready to return to action in May or June, but apparently it never occurred. Speaking that he went to Georges St-Pierre at the UFC 227 fizzlade as well. This will be Diaz's first easy fight since he beat Michael Johnson in December 2015. Overall, Johnson is the last opponent to defeat Poirier.

Poirier (24-5, 1 NC) is just days away from his second round TKO vs. Eddie Alvarez in their UFC Calgary main event. "The Diamond" has won three straight and is undefeated in his last five, who is in the top position for a title shot. Poirier recently told MMAjunkie that he would not answer the phone unless a title match was involved, or if the opponent and the money were right. This is clearly not a title, but it seems that the UFC has unlocked the combination of opponents and pays for Poirier to accept this matchup.

The UFC 230 does not have a major event yet, but it will include an intermediate weight rematch between former champion Luke Rockhold and Chris Weidman, as well as midweight contestants Derek Brunson and Israel Adesanya.


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