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Jon Anik pitches Dustin Poirier as Nate Diaz’s return combat within the UFC

Jon Anik would like to see Nate Diaz handle some unfinished business if he comes back to the UFC. Diaz called out welterweight champion Leon Edwards after defeating Jorge Masvidal by majority decision in their boxing match this past Saturday at Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. Anik isn’t sure if Diaz should be fighting the

Jon Anik pitches Dustin Poirier as Nate Diaz’s return combat within the UFC


Jon Anik wish to see Nate Diaz deal with some unfinished enterprise if he comes again to the UFC.

Diaz called out welterweight champion Leon Edwards after defeating Jorge Masvidal by majority decision of their boxing match this previous Saturday at Honda Heart in Anaheim, Calif.

Anik isn’t positive if Diaz must be preventing the higher echelon within the UFC, however sees a number of entertaining choices for him. He likes what he noticed out of the Stockton celebrity towards Masvidal.

“Nate Diaz again within the UFC, I don’t know to what extent that’s potential in brief order, but it surely’s very encouraging that that is likely one of the first issues type of on the tip of his tongue,” Anik mentioned on his “Anik & Florian Podcast.”

“Far be it for anybody to guess towards this man in a high-profile setting towards an elite fighter. Yeah, there’s sure matchups, proper? Perhaps you don’t like him towards Sean Brady, however there are many matchups which might be good for Nate Diaz. Conor McGregor is one other combat, and I feel he’s bought numerous combat left.”

Anik recommended Dustin Poirier (30-8 MMA, 22-7 UFC), who contemplated retirement after his submission loss to light-weight champion Islam Makhachev at UFC 302. Nonetheless since then, “The Diamond” has teased his itch to compete again.

Poirier and Diaz have historical past. Their November 2018 combat reserving fell via, and the pair have since tried numerous times to get their combat rescheduled. Poirier talked about in July 2023 that he’d be keen to welcome Diaz back to the UFC.

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“Dustin Poirier and I had been speaking at UFC 303 as he was there doing the tv work,” Anik mentioned. “There simply aren’t that many fights proper now for Dustin. It looks as if he has the urge for food to exit on a win. … Proper now, Dustin Poirier’s final combat was an undisputed championship loss to Islam Makhachev.

“Dustin has intimated that he desires to combat yet another time, and on the very brief record of opponents that really makes some fiscal and aggressive sense is Nate Diaz. So, we’ll see if that’s one thing that really materializes.”

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