Dustin Poirier Provides Update On Potential Nate Diaz Fight: "Get A Damn Deal Done And Let's Fight At 170"

Former interim UFC lightweight champion, Dustin Poirier, is itching to make his return to the Octagon this summer.

Poirier spoke with journalist Ariel Helwani on the latest edition of his show The MMA Hour and explained why he wants to preferably fight at UFC 277 on July 30 in Dallas, Texas against Nate Diaz. The 33-year-old Lafayette, Louisiana also explained his frustrations with the ongoing negotiations he's had with the promotion over getting a contract signed for a potential bout with Diaz.

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“Bro, this fight has been offered to me twice already this year, and I’ve accepted both times," Poirier said (h/t BJPenn.com). "It’s not like I’m chasing this guy. Don’t call my phone and ask me to fight the guy, – maybe he can’t get a deal done. On my side, I’ve accepted twice now, this year, 2022. I know as much as everyone else knows, I know he has one fight left. They offered him Chimaev, I don’t know. But I know for sure, that I was offered him twice, and I said yes both times. One was a couple of weeks after I lost to Charles Oliveira, maybe the week after they called me. I feel like you guys aren't getting the full story. I’ve been offered this fight three times, it’s been accepted three times, twice this year. He’s trying to get out of this contract. Well, get a damn deal done, and let’s fight at 170. That's the one. That's what's gonna happen. I'm putting it out there right now. Me and Nate Diaz are fighting in Dallas at 170."

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