UFC 230: Dustin Poirier pulls out with injury

Last Wednesday, No.3 lightweight Dustin Poirier (24-5-0, 1NC) revealed he was pulling out of his fight with No. 10 Nate Diaz (19-11-0) because of an injury. Yesterday, he took to his Twitter account to update his progress.


Poirier, 29, was coming off a TKO win over Eddie Alvarez at UFC on FOX 30 last Saturday. He’s 4-0-0 with a no-contest in his last five fights. He is expecting to know a timeframe of when he can return once he gets a second opinion from the doctors next week.

Meanwhile, Diaz, 33, hasn’t fought in almost two years, losing to Conor McGregor in a memorable rematch in August 2016. A lawsuit against him filed by his ex-manager was dismissed in February.

The UFC as of yet has not announced a potential replacement for Diaz.

UFC 230 is set for November 3 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Other scheduled matches include:

Yoel Romero (13-3-0) vs. Paulo Costa (12-0-0)

Derek Brunson (18-6-0) vs. Israel Adesanya (14-0-0)

Chris Weidman (14-3-0) vs. Luke Rockhold (16-4-0)

Ronaldo Souza (25-6-0) vs. David Branch (22-4-0)

More bouts are expected to be announced.



Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.


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