During a sit down interview with ESPN’s Brett Okomoto, UFC President Dana White was asked about Nate Diaz’s latest Tweet where he stated that he wants to fight Dustin Poirier next and asked the UFC to “stop playing” with him.
“@UFC stop playing with me,” Diaz wrote. “Consider this my signature to fight this fucker, I been trying to fight for a minute. Quit slowing down the real fight game. It’s time.”
Here’s what White had to say about the potential for a fight between Diaz and Poirier.
“Yeah, of course we’re interested,” White said. “I mean, this is what we do, we make fights every weekend. You know, what happens is guys just jump out of no where and say, ‘alright I wanna do this, I wanna do that,’ we have fights booked all the way up until like, I want to say May 2nd right now. Everything is in place. Everything is done. So obviously Nate Diaz will get a fight. .. He’ll get a fight.”
Being that Diaz only has one fight left on his UFC contract, Okomoto followed that up by asking White about the potential for a third fight between Diaz and Conor McGregor for his last fight.
“It could be,” White said in response to Okomoto saying that that’s the fight to make. “But it’s going to depend on – you know, I think Conor will be back this summer. I don’t know if Conor will be back this summer. That’s all gonna depend on how Conor’s leg heals and a million other things that can happen between now and summer.
“So to speculate is even stupid. I just stopped doing that.
“When Conor McGregor calls me and says I’m ready to go full board and start training 100%, then we start talking about what’s possible for Conor.”
Nate’s original Tweet below: