Midnight Mania: Retired?!?

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There’s yet another possible obstacle to the long-awaited and often discussed match up between Nate Diaz and Dustin Poirier: retirement!

While answering questions on Twitter, Poirier explained that he wasn’t sure what his next match up would be or even what division he was going to compete in. However, it’s clear to “The Diamond” that Nate Diaz is no longer an option, because Poirier has heard Diaz is hanging up the gloves.

“I wanted to fight Nate this summer but just found out he’s hanging them up,” Poirier tweeted. “We’ll see what’s exciting in the future.” More bluntly, Poirier also called Diaz retired when responding to one fan.

Nate Diaz walks to the beat of his own drum, and he’s been willing to take time off in order to get the money/fights that he desires in the past. Still, it’s hard to believe that the Stockton-native is done for good, seeing as he’s still actively talking trash with Conor McGregor and publicly demanding UFC give him a fight.

Once Diaz fights out his UFC contract, he’s more free to pursue boxing as well, though perhaps he could use a mixed martial arts retirement as another angle to enter the ring depending on his contract.

At the moment, both Poirier and Diaz remain unbooked. Poirier was last seen in the cage opposite Lightweight champ Charles Oliveira in December, but he came up short vs. the Brazilian submission ace. Meanwhile, Diaz last made the walk in June 2021, coughing up a decision loss to Leon Edwards.

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