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Poirier: ‘When Nate Signs A Contract, He’s Always Shown Up’

Lightweight contender Poirier gives his thoughts on Diaz possibly pulling out of their UFC 230 fight in New York.

Dustin Poirier did a pretty big 180 degree turn in the days following his huge win over Eddie Alvarez at UFC on FOX 30. Originally, he stated he wasn’t going to even pick up the phone unless it was Dana White on the other end offering him a shot at the lightweight title. A few days later, it was revealed that Poirier didn’t just pick up the phone for a non-title bout, he agreed to it. Poirier is now set to face Nate Diaz at UFC 230 on November 3rd.

”These guys are fighting in October, no telling when the belt’s going to be defended again,” Poirier explained on The Ariel Helwani MMA Show. “I don’t want to wait 8 or 9 months for a title shot. I’ll just keep earning it, keep winning, and getting better.”

As for all the recent drama regarding Nate’s willingness to go through with the fight? Dustin thinks there’s nothing much to it.

”I don’t believe the fight’s in jeopardy, no,” he said. “I would have heard something. I have the bout agreement in my inbox, I’m about to sign it and send it off, so everything is moving forward like it was supposed to after the press conference. I think he was just upset with coming out to a press conference and then them advertising another fight, talking about Conor like he was there, when the guy’s not even present. I think he just felt disrespected.”

But Poirier doesn’t seem to care about any of that, because in the end he thinks the Diaz brothers are pretty reliable.

”So long as he shows up November 3rd, you know? I’m not sure if he’s signed a contract yet, but he’s a guy that follows through. I don’t think him or his brother have ever pulled out of a fight with an injury or not shown up when they said they’d show up. What happens between fights and in the build up of fights is another thing, but when he signs a contract and commits to a date, he’s always shown up.”

Now we (and Dustin) have to hope Nate signs that contract.

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Max Holloway Doesn’t Know What Went Wrong, But He’s Getting Better

UFC 226 was supposed to see featherweight champ Max Holloway defend his belt against challenger Brian Ortega, but Holloway was a medical disaster in the days leading up to the fight, so the bout was called off.

What happened? According to the champ, doctors still haven’t been able to pin that down. But! He’s getting better.

That’s something, I guess.

Here’s ESPN:

“I’ve seen multiple doctors and experts, but they haven’t been able to give any answers about what happened,” Holloway said. “But I’m OK. I’m going to fight again. That’s all we know.”

Holloway is still unsure exactly what caused his health to deteriorate the week of UFC 226. He said he never suffered an actual concussion in training. The Hawaii native said he said he was “conned” into going to the emergency room on Monday before the bout after being told he was going to do media obligations. He was released Tuesday afternoon but the symptoms continued and was deemed unfit to compete.

The UFC’s medical staff placed him on a 30-day suspension. He recently saw a specialist in Las Vegas who had good news.

“All of the tests were great,” Holloway says. “When you hear those kind of things, it’s great but yet scary. You want to know what’s wrong. It’s crazy we just don’t have the answers. I’m just glad I’m healthy and OK.”

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Max Holloway Doesn’t Know What Went Wrong, But He’s Getting Better

UFC 226 was supposed to see featherweight champ Max Holloway defend his belt against challenger Brian Ortega, but Holloway was a medical disaster in the days leading up to the fight, so the bout was called off.

What happened? According to the champ, doctors still haven’t been able to pin that down. But! He’s getting better.

That’s something, I guess.

Here’s ESPN:

“I’ve seen multiple doctors and experts, but they haven’t been able to give any answers about what happened,” Holloway said. “But I’m OK. I’m going to fight again. That’s all we know.”

Holloway is still unsure exactly what caused his health to deteriorate the week of UFC 226. He said he never suffered an actual concussion in training. The Hawaii native said he said he was “conned” into going to the emergency room on Monday before the bout after being told he was going to do media obligations. He was released Tuesday afternoon but the symptoms continued and was deemed unfit to compete.

The UFC’s medical staff placed him on a 30-day suspension. He recently saw a specialist in Las Vegas who had good news.

“All of the tests were great,” Holloway says. “When you hear those kind of things, it’s great but yet scary. You want to know what’s wrong. It’s crazy we just don’t have the answers. I’m just glad I’m healthy and OK.”

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Max Holloway Doesn’t Know What Went Wrong, But He’s Getting Better

UFC 226 was supposed to see featherweight champ Max Holloway defend his belt against challenger Brian Ortega, but Holloway was a medical disaster in the days leading up to the fight, so the bout was called off.

What happened? According to the champ, doctors still haven’t been able to pin that down. But! He’s getting better.

That’s something, I guess.

Here’s ESPN:

“I’ve seen multiple doctors and experts, but they haven’t been able to give any answers about what happened,” Holloway said. “But I’m OK. I’m going to fight again. That’s all we know.”

Holloway is still unsure exactly what caused his health to deteriorate the week of UFC 226. He said he never suffered an actual concussion in training. The Hawaii native said he said he was “conned” into going to the emergency room on Monday before the bout after being told he was going to do media obligations. He was released Tuesday afternoon but the symptoms continued and was deemed unfit to compete.

The UFC’s medical staff placed him on a 30-day suspension. He recently saw a specialist in Las Vegas who had good news.

“All of the tests were great,” Holloway says. “When you hear those kind of things, it’s great but yet scary. You want to know what’s wrong. It’s crazy we just don’t have the answers. I’m just glad I’m healthy and OK.”

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Jake Ellenberger Knows He’s Not Done Fighting, Targeting Late August Return

When Jake Ellenberger first appeared in the Ultimate Fighting Championship back in 2009, the then-newcomer nearly took out established welterweight Carlos Condit in his Octagon debut.
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Jake Ellenberger Knows He’s Not Done Fighting, Targeting Late August Return

When Jake Ellenberger first appeared in the Ultimate Fighting Championship back in 2009, the then-newcomer nearly took out established welterweight Carlos Condit in his Octagon debut.
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Jake Ellenberger Knows He’s Not Done Fighting, Targeting Late August Return

When Jake Ellenberger first appeared in the Ultimate Fighting Championship back in 2009, the then-newcomer nearly took out established welterweight Carlos Condit in his Octagon debut.
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Curtis Blaydes Believes There’s ‘No Doubt’ He’s Next in Line for UFC Heavyweight Title

Outside of a loss to Francis Ngannou in his debut, Curtis Blaydes is unbeaten inside the Octagon and getting better with each fight. After adding Alistair Overeem and Mark Hunt to his resume in 2018, the Chicago native believes he’s risen to the top of the division.
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Curtis Blaydes Believes There’s ‘No Doubt’ He’s Next in Line for UFC Heavyweight Title

Outside of a loss to Francis Ngannou in his debut, Curtis Blaydes is unbeaten inside the Octagon and getting better with each fight. After adding Alistair Overeem and Mark Hunt to his resume in 2018, the Chicago native believes he’s risen to the top of the division.
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Curtis Blaydes Believes There’s ‘No Doubt’ He’s Next in Line for UFC Heavyweight Title

Outside of a loss to Francis Ngannou in his debut, Curtis Blaydes is unbeaten inside the Octagon and getting better with each fight. After adding Alistair Overeem and Mark Hunt to his resume in 2018, the Chicago native believes he’s risen to the top of the division.
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