Dustin Poirier Responds to Nate Diaz's Challenge for UFC Fight at 185 Pounds

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured Columnist IVJuly 16, 2021

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - JULY 10: Dustin Poirier interacts with media during the post-fight press conference after his victory over Conor McGregor during the UFC 264 event at T-Mobile Arena on July 10, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)
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Nate Diaz called out Dustin Poirier on Thursday night. So Poirier responded. 

The Diamond @DustinPoirier

I'd touch you up at any weight

Well OK then.

Diaz is coming off a decision loss to Leon Edwards at UFC 263, while Poirier beat Conor McGregor for the second straight time at UFC 264 after McGregor broke his leg. 

Diaz and Poirier have never squared off, though they were scheduled to fight at UFC 230 before a hip injury forced Poirier to withdraw ahead of the matchup. That fight was set to be a lightweight matchup, not middleweight, which Diaz seems to want for any future fight with Poirier. 

Granted, Poirier may simply opt for a title fight. But a Diaz-Poirier fight seems like a safe bet for some point in the future.