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Masvidal Lobbied For Diaz Fight With Poirier Hurt

Just when you thought the UFC 230 line up was finally set, top lightweight contender, Dustin Poirier, was forced to withdraw due to injury, canceling one of the most anticipated bouts on the ever-troubled fight card.

As a result, Nate Diaz was removed from the card altogether, probably because he’s so damn finicky when it comes to opponents, which promptly ended any chance of Jorge Masvidal stepping up on short notice to throw hands in the “Big Apple.”

“I really wanted that fight,” Masvidal told BJPenn.com Radio. “I think I would’ve matched up very well. I would’ve put the money on me. I’ve got a lot of respect for Nate and Nick. Mainly because of their will. They don’t have the biggest skill set in the game but they probably got some of the most heart in the game.”

Masvidal is currently filming a reality television show but always seems ready to step-in when needed. Unfortunately, not everyone shares the same enthusiasm as “Gamebred,” which is likely why the 32-13 Floridian hasn’t competed since late 2017.

Diaz (19-11), meanwhile, has been out of action since his majority decision loss to Conor McGregor at UFC 202 back in summer 2016, probably because he can afford to fight when and where he wants (thanks to this).

To see the current UFC 230 fight card and line up click here.

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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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Dustin Poirier Withdraws from UFC 230 Co-Main Event Due to Undisclosed Injury

Just when things were looking up for UFC 230, some bad news has hit the Nov. 3 card scheduled for Madison Square Garden.
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Dustin Poirier Withdraws from UFC 230 Co-Main Event Due to Undisclosed Injury

Just when things were looking up for UFC 230, some bad news has hit the Nov. 3 card scheduled for Madison Square Garden.
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Dustin Poirier Withdraws from UFC 230 Co-Main Event Due to Undisclosed Injury

Just when things were looking up for UFC 230, some bad news has hit the Nov. 3 card scheduled for Madison Square Garden.
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White: ‘I Will Try’ To Make Diaz Vs. Poirier A 5 Round Fight

Dana White has heard your complaints about the UFC 230 main event fiasco, and he wants to make things right.

That’s the message we’re getting from an Instagram exchange White had with a fan in the comments section of a photo.

In case you weren’t aware of the drama, fans have been upset at the UFC for making a lackluster women’s flyweight title fight the headliner at UFC 230, robbing us of a potential five round main event between Nate Diaz and Dustin Poirier.

”Dawggg, just make Nate Diaz and Dustin Poirier the main event for more PPV buys, happy fans, and do it for the children,” user ApolloTheOne wrote. “People just want good fights and who the f**k doesn’t want to see a 5 round war between Diaz and Poirier? Even you, don’t lie!”

”I do,” White responded. “I said DEAL. I will try to make it.”

Before you get too excited, note that this is nothing more than Dana saying he’ll try. In a buried comment on Instagram. But he is the guy in charge, right? We’re sure he can make it happen if he really wants to.

Of course, when dealing with the Diaz brothers, you know nothing comes for free. Changing the terms of Diaz’s signed 3 round bout agreement would undoubtedly cost the UFC more money … on a card they just financially crippled with a real lame main event.

What do you think, Maniacs? Will the UFC pull this one out of the fire and deliver on five rounds of Diaz vs. Poirier madness?

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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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White On Diaz Vs. Poirier Title Fight: ‘It’s Nutty As Hell’

Despite UFC 230 not having an official main event, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) president Dana White is refusing to entertain a 165-pound title fight between co-headliners Nate Diaz and Dustin Poirier.

Both lightweight fighters have lobbied on social media over the past few weeks to turn their three-round scrap into a five-round championship bout in effort to take the main event spot on Nov. 3 live on pay-per-view (PPV) from inside Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Scheduling such a fight would force the promotion to create an entirely new division just to save a single PPV card. While UFC has pulled off some trickiness in the past to bolster an event, White is not open to it this time around.

“I definitely saw that,” said White in a recent interview with TMZ Sports (shown above). “It’s nutty as hell. The guy signed a deal to fight at 155 pounds against Poirier – from the minute the deal was signed and he went out on stage, he’s just been, you know – it’s completely weird. That’s what it is.”

Adding gasoline to the fire was a recent tweet by Diaz suggesting the bout was off because Poirier didn’t want to fight at 165 pounds (shown below). This comes after Diaz hinted at not fighting at UFC 230 following a press conference back in August.

“He has to, yeah,” White said when asked if Diaz will still show up. “The guy signed a deal, tickets went on sale, all this stuff is in motion – you can’t just sign a deal and then do the things he’s doing right now, and not fight. If you look at what he’s doing, I swear to God I had some police officers come in here this afternoon and say ‘Ah man, it sucks, the Diaz fight is off.’ Most people think that the fight isn’t even on because of what he’s doing on social media.”

Even though UFC 230 has no main event in place with just over one month to go, White is not looking at Diaz vs. Poirier to fill that void. In fact, the UFC president suggests it was never even an option.

“Not only will there not, we did not ever discuss that with him, was never an option, or anything,” said White.

For now, Diaz vs. Poirier is locked in as UFC 230’s co-main event. If Diaz actually shows up for his first Octagon appearance since a decision loss to Conor McGregor two years ago, his clash with “Diamond” could be one of the best of the year.

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Midnight Mania! Diaz, Poirier Deserve to be UFC 230’s Main Event

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Nate Diaz and Dustin Poirier, entirely independent of their fight promoter, the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), have managed to generate considerable noise around the idea of a super lightweight (or “superfighter”) 165-lb. division, with themselves as the inaugural title fight at UFC 230. With the UFC’s tried-and-true attempt to put together yet another interim title fight between Alexander Gustafsson and Yoel Romero seeming like it has fallen through, the time is now to pull the trigger and make the division.

It’s the only additional weight class that makes sense in the UFC; welterweight probably should be bumped up to 175 pounds- which only means fighters in that weight class would cut less weight- and the wealth of talent jammed into two of the UFC’s most talent-deep divisions would get a chance to breathe.

Moreover, Nate Diaz and Dustin Poirier are going to bring it. Their fight won’t lack for violence. UFC 230 is a deep card. It deserves a novel and exciting main event.


Insomnia

Bellator 206 might be the best Bellator card ever- it’s worth the free DAZN trial. Rory Macdonald and Gegard Mousasi could very well be the best welterweight and middleweight fighters in the world- AND we get Aaron Pico, Koreshkov vs. Lima and of course Rampage vs. Wanderlei 4.

Nick Diaz and AJ Agazarm sparring near a pool.

One-time UFC title challenger Michael “Mayday” McDonald has retired.

The joke lands because it might as well be true. Also, Parkour is still impressive.

The real Tony Ferguson has a really nice blindfolded flow on the speed bag.

People need to stop bothering Daniel Cormier with their nonsense.

Watching this in slow-motion is anxiety inducing.

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We should appreciate Charles Oliveira for being the rare action fighter who can make any grappling exchange fun, and has probably never had a boring fight, win or lose.

Yoel Romero says, see you soon boi.

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It is what it is #iseeyousoonboi #iluhju

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I missed seeing this promo. Kyoji Horiguchi, the best flyweight not in the UFC, pays homage to his late Karate master is incredible.

This fighter artwork is very cool


Slips, Rips, and Karate Combat

Karate Combat held their event in the Freedom Tower in New York City and the setting looks amazing.

The pit is a great idea. It eliminates so many issues with the cage.

Ouch

Super heavyweight

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Super heavyweight kimura is the best kimura

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