Nate Diaz is making his highly anticipated return to action at UFC 230, facing Dustin Poirier in the co-main event of the evening.
The Stockton native has been saying a lot of things on social media about the event, saying he retiring and at other points, saying the bout against Poirier is for a non-existent 165 pound title. UFC President Dana White has heard about what Diaz has been writing on social media and he is calling the situation “nutty as hell.”
“It’s nutty as hell,” White told TMZ. “(Diaz) signed a deal to fight at 155 pounds against Poirier. And, you know, from the minute the deal was signed, and he went out on stage, it’s completely weird. That’s what it is.”
Diaz and Poirier are scheduled to compete in the co-main event of the show, as no main event has been announced at this time.
White even claims that what Diaz has done through social media has lead to some people believing the bout against Poirier has been called off.
“If you look at what he’s doing, I swear to God, I just had some police officers come in here this afternoon and said, ‘Oh, it sucks the Diaz fight is off.’ Most people think the fight isn’t even on because of what he’s doing on social media,” says White.
UFC 230 takes place on Saturday, November 3 from Madison Square Garden in new York, New York with no main event announced at this time. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.