Nate Diaz spoke up.
Diaz (20-12 MMA, 18-11 UFC) took to Twitter to weigh in on the fight following the UFC 257 main event Saturday, in which Dustin Poirier finished Conor McGregor with punches in Round 2.
“These guys all get finished all the time,” Diaz wrote.
Despite not having fought since November 2019, Diaz remains a likely matchup on the tip of the tongues of several fighters. At the UFC 257 post-fight news conference, both McGregor (22-5 MMA, 10-3 UFC) and Poirier (27-6 MMA, 20-6 UFC) showed an interest in fighting Diaz. With the Irishman, they both have a history.
In 2016, McGregor and Diaz battled twice, at UFC 196 and UFC 202. In the first session, Diaz completed McGregor’s second-round submission before McGregor gained a majority decision in the rematch.
As for Poirier, he was partnered briefly with Diaz for a fight scheduled to take place in November 2018 at UFC 230. When Poirier withdrew from the match, however, Diaz soured on fighting at the event.
Diaz suffered just three professional losses in the distance, with his defeat to Jorge Masvidal due to a cut in his most recent fight coming by way of stoppage.
UFC 257 took place on Yas Island at the Etihad Arena on Saturday. After the ESPN/ESPN+ prelims, the main card was streamed on ESPN + pay-per-view.