Poirier, who is the #10 ranked lightweight in the UFC right now, would like to fight one of Stockton’s finest.
“I want Nate Diaz, how about that?” Poirier told MMA Junkie Radio. “Is he going to sit around and wait around for Conor (McGregor) and waste the prime of his life, the prime of his career, or is he going to throw some hands? That’s what I want to know.”
Diaz himself hasn’t competed since facing UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor at UFC 202, Diaz lost by decision.
The lightweight star recently revealed that a supposed leg injury he suffered at UFC 208 wasn’t as serious as it was first believed to be, but you shouldn’t expect to see Poirier in the Octagon anytime soon.
“I’m not going to rush into a fight here in a month, but I’m going to take the normal time,” Poirier said. “I’ll probably be out three months or so, working and getting better.”
Poirier has earned a total of five wins in the UFC Lightweight Division, the most notable wins have come over Jim Miller, Joe Duffy and Bobby Green.