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Report: Nate Diaz Also Off UFC 230 Card Following Dustin Poirier Injury Withdrawal

It appears that UFC 230 is down a fight, as Nate Diaz will not compete on the Madison Square Garden card following Dustin Poirier’s injury-related exit.
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Midnight Mania! Nate Diaz ‘Definitely Off’ UFC 230

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The vengeful MMA gods have struck again. Dustin Poirier vs. Nate Diaz, a sure contender for action fight of the year, has fallen through, Poirier having to withdraw due to injury.

The offers to replace Poirier at UFC 230 (which now, bizarrely, features a heavyweight title fight between Daniel Cormier and Derrick Lewis as the main event) have already begun rolling in, but Dana White confirmed that Diaz is officially off the card.

Now that Diaz is not fighting in November, there is one fight that would no doubt interest him more than anyone: Conor McGregor, fresh off his loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229, is first on many people’s lists to step up and face Diaz for a third time.

The first question is, would McGregor do it? His coach indicated he has been fixated on getting a rematch with Khabib Nurmagomedov, which my informal poll yesterday indicated was considered a good idea by 1 in 5 people. It’s not a good idea.

McGregor looked off against Nurmagomedov in a way that didn’t seem completely explained by Khabib’s wrestling control for two rounds. His coach John Kavanagh expressed this sentiment, saying that perhaps they trained too defensively in preparation for Nurmagomedov. A rematch against a known opponent would reveal definitively whether McGregor is the same fighter who departed MMA in 2016- although if the answer is not the one he likes, McGregor could see his career at an interesting juncture.


Insomnia

For better or worse, the Diaz brothers always show up. That was true of Poirier as well up until today.

Sijara Eubanks doesn’t appreciate her career being jerked around like this

Why is this accurate??

Here’s footage that almost shows what happened…

Wow, shots fired from Mike Perry

Why is this the reality we live in? If Donald Trump Jr. fights with the same form he deadlifts with, he would be in trouble.

Not a bad idea from light welterweight Michael Chiesa

Derrick Lewis says Daniel Cormier disrespected Popeyes with his funny music video.

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Title shot Vs DC November 3rd #newyorkcity

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I hate this fight because it’s going to be all DC unless Lewis knocks him out, which seems like a pointless matchup. Fun matchups are where both fighters can potentially do their thing. This fight will either be all one way or the other. The odds reflect that.

Derrick Lewis was at the doctor’s office when he found out about the bout.

Daniel Cormier and Stipe Miocic are going back and forth on social media.

UFC 229 Pay-Per-View numbers are shaping up to be far and away the best in the company’s history.

This sport has always been this way

It still amazes me there are ways to twist the human body into pretzels that I hadn’t seen before.

Stephen Thompson and his team doing backflips

I don’t know why I found this funny, but I did.

I’m mad at this promo for Derrick Lewis underwear.

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@beard_and_thebeast lol

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It had to be memed

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Khabib in his element #ufc229

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Extremely realistic combat scenarios here…

Lando Vannata hitting the bag

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Late night. Light work.

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Tony Ferguson is the right kind of crazy, not this kind… we think.


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You gotta be kidding me.

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Conor McGregor Believes Nate Diaz vs. Dustin Poirier Should Headline UFC 230

The announcement that Valentina Shevchenko and Sijara Eubanks would headline UFC 230 came as a surprise to the MMA community, especially considering some of the other available options.
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Conor McGregor Believes Nate Diaz vs. Dustin Poirier Should Headline UFC 230

The announcement that Valentina Shevchenko and Sijara Eubanks would headline UFC 230 came as a surprise to the MMA community, especially considering some of the other available options.
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Nate Diaz and Dustin Poirier Pushing Hard for a 165-Pound Title Fight

The UFC is coming to Madison Square Garden for UFC 230, and as they’re wont to do, they’re trying hard to cobble together an epic main event. But they’re having trouble doing that, so co-main eventers Nate Diaz and Dustin Poirier have an idea: Make their fight into a title fight. The weight class? A heretofore unheard of 165-pound division.

The idea is insane. And also perfect.

Here’s Diaz and Poirier going back and forth on Twitter over the issue:

Now, there’s is no 165-pound division. The cutoff for welterweights is 170 pounds, the cutoff for lightweights is 155, and in between are just dudes living their small lives as borderline dwarves and hobbits. Diaz and Poirier are playing us, and playing the UFC by very publicly trying to force their hand.

But…

Why not let Diaz and Poirier fight for a made-up title? I mean, what’s the difference between that and the UFC having them fight for an interim belt in an established division?

There is no difference. The prize for the victor at the end is still some arbitrary thing that has no real value when it comes to the UFC’s stars and those stuck in their orbit. And Diaz is certainly a star, while Poirier is on the cusp of breaking out, too.

I saw let them have their fake belt. If it makes them happy, and adds luster to their match, why not?

What do you think?

 

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Nate Diaz and Dustin Poirier Pushing Hard for a 165-Pound Title Fight

The UFC is coming to Madison Square Garden for UFC 230, and as they’re wont to do, they’re trying hard to cobble together an epic main event. But they’re having trouble doing that, so co-main eventers Nate Diaz and Dustin Poirier have an idea: Make their fight into a title fight. The weight class? A heretofore unheard of 165-pound division.

The idea is insane. And also perfect.

Here’s Diaz and Poirier going back and forth on Twitter over the issue:

Now, there’s is no 165-pound division. The cutoff for welterweights is 170 pounds, the cutoff for lightweights is 155, and in between are just dudes living their small lives as borderline dwarves and hobbits. Diaz and Poirier are playing us, and playing the UFC by very publicly trying to force their hand.

But…

Why not let Diaz and Poirier fight for a made-up title? I mean, what’s the difference between that and the UFC having them fight for an interim belt in an established division?

There is no difference. The prize for the victor at the end is still some arbitrary thing that has no real value when it comes to the UFC’s stars and those stuck in their orbit. And Diaz is certainly a star, while Poirier is on the cusp of breaking out, too.

I saw let them have their fake belt. If it makes them happy, and adds luster to their match, why not?

What do you think?

 

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Midnight Mania! Dana Denies Nate Diaz’ ‘Superfighter’ Title Fight Claims

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Nate Diaz claimed tonight that he is headlining UFC 230, and fighting for a title in a new weight class- the 165-lb. “superfighter devision”.

I’m Happy to announce that I’m bringing a new weight devision to the Ufc

I’ll be fighting the main event November 3rd in nyc against Dustin Poirier for the first ever 165lb belt superfighter devision

I’m happy to be apart of history @ufc @danawhite

Dana White was quick to deny reports, according to ESPN’s Brett Okamoto. Apparently the UFC boss is against having fun.

Dustin Poirier had already been calling for the bout, and fully supported Diaz’ news. A 165-lb. weight class is one of the few additional weight classes that makes sense; welterweight and lightweight are two of the UFC’s deepest divisions. As it is right in the center of the bell curve for the weight of the average male, that weight range will never lack for men’s MMA talent. Fighters like Kevin Lee have previously called for such a weight class.

It might be rushed, but the timing would be convenient on a number of levels. The winner would naturally have an opportunity to call out the winner of McGregor-Nurmagomedov — if that ends up being McGregor, he would have the unprecedented opportunity to face a fighter he’s previously beaten for a third title. And surely it can’t be worse than ANOTHER interim title. I mean… come on. At the very least, just make Poirier-Diaz a five-round non-title main event. Market it as the lineal violent-weight title fight.

Fighters have lined up supporting the idea.


Insomnia

Daniel Cormier and AKA coach Javier Mendez working with Khabib Nurmagomedov ahead of UFC 229

Extremely Useful Training

Conor McGregor in comic book form

Why does Donald Cerrone always do this to himself?

So true

Some people online have no sense of humor

Anthony Pettis in training for his pivotal UFC 229 showdown with Tony Ferguson on October 6

Gi chokes are endless.

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Peruvian again, sorta

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When your single-leg takedown becomes a matter of life and death.

This is evil.

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That’s trippy. @worldstar #WSHH

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Nate Diaz Responds to Bruce Buffer: ‘Get Off the UFC’s Nuts’

It didn’t take long for Nate Diaz to respond to Bruce Buffer after the longtime UFC ring announcer ripped the fighter for his gripes about being underpromoted.
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Nate Diaz Responds to Bruce Buffer: ‘Get Off the UFC’s Nuts’

It didn’t take long for Nate Diaz to respond to Bruce Buffer after the longtime UFC ring announcer ripped the fighter for his gripes about being underpromoted.
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Nate Diaz Responds to Bruce Buffer: ‘Get Off the UFC’s Nuts’

It didn’t take long for Nate Diaz to respond to Bruce Buffer after the longtime UFC ring announcer ripped the fighter for his gripes about being underpromoted.
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