Since then, he has claimed he will not return again unless he's given a big payday or a trilogy fight with McGregor, but according to the Los Angeles Times' Lance Pugmire, he will be returning for the 230 card which takes place at Madison Square Garden in NY on November 3.
He balked at participating in Saturday's UFC 227 at Staples Center against former two-division champion Georges St-Pierre, with a representative saying Diaz felt that St-Pierre was his brother's rival, and then St-Pierre fell ill.
Poirier (24-5 MMA, 16-4 UFC), No. 3 in the latest USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA lightweight rankings, fight for the fourth time in 12 months when he takes on Diaz.Читайте также: Sakkari upsets Venus Williams to reach Silicon Valley semis
Diaz last fought at UFC 202 in August 2016 where he and Conor McGregor fought in a pulsating rematch that would go on to become the UFC's most successful pay-per-view with 1.6 million buys. Diaz is also considered one of the most popular fighters in the UFC and saw a huge rise in fame after he defeated McGregor at 196.
McGregor's long-awaited return is also thought to be not far away, with negotiations for a fight with lightweight champ Khabib Nurmagomedov progressing. "The Diamond" has won three consecutive event headliners by knockout, stopping former UFC champ Anthony Pettis, former WSOF champ Justin Gaethje and, most recently at UFC on FOX 30 last weekend, former UFC and Bellator champ Eddie Alvarez.
Nate Diaz and Dustin Poirer as well as the Chris Weidman and Luke Rockhold rematch are likely to be announced at a UFC seasonal news conference at the Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles this coming Friday.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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