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.
Small setbacks happen.. I'm flying out to LA next week to get a second opinion on my injury and I'll have an idea of when I can return to compete, I can't wait to get back in the Octagon!!
Thank you all for the support 🙏
— The Diamond (@DustinPoirier) October 11, 2018
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.