Nate Diaz is plotting his UFC return – but needs to tackle Conor McGregor’s conquerer Dustin Poirier.
Diaz has been out of motion for over a year but is now again in coaching.
His final look within the Octagon was in November 2019 when he lost to Jorge Masvidal.
But regardless of shedding for the twelfth time in his skilled career Diaz has stoked the hearth and claimed he would beat Poirier.
The American, who has crushed and lost to McGregor, posted an image on his Instagram of him squaring as much as Poirier.
He included the caption: “I’m training to whoop your ass next. Be about it, don’t talk about it.”
Diaz has been touted as a possible opponent for McGregor, but appears to have his sights elsewhere.
Speaking after his defeat the Irishman was defiant and insisted he would assess his choices as soon as he had an opportunity to evaluate issues.
I’ll definitely regroup and choose myself up; stand up off the ground and go once more,” said the 32-year-old.
“Styles make fights, and there is many nice stylistic match-ups on the market. Myself and Dustin are 1-1, myself and Nate are 1-1. There’s many good match-ups for me.”
UFC chief Dana White nonetheless appeared to question McGregor’s motivation casting doubt over his subsequent transfer.
“Look, there is two ways this goes – hungrier or I’m done, he’s got the money,” he stated within the put up-battle press convention.
“This is like Rocky III, when you get offered a 300 foot yacht, it is tough to be a savage when he is living like he is.
“When he was a younger child he was hungry, now he has bought every part he ever needed so I do not know, it goes this fashion or that means.”