Last week, UFC lightweight contender Dustin Poirier was forced out of his scheduled UFC 230 fight against Nate Diaz due to an undisclosed injury. On Monday, he revealed on the MMA Hour that it was due to a nagging hip injury that he has been dealing with for his past few fights.
“This is something I’ve been dealing with the last few camps, and it just progressively got worse,” Poirier said. “And then I did something with it this camp to where you know, like, I can still move around on it, I can still train, but if, say, I do a sprint, the next two days my range of motion is going to be horrible and I’m going to be in a lot of pain. It just got too bad to keep pushing at this point with it.”
Apart from expressing interest to fight Khabib Nurmagomedov instead, Diaz never really spoke about Poirier’s injury and eventual removal from the card. On Tuesday, he issued a response via a single tweet.
If u can’t make it to war u lose the war
U ain’t bout this life…
— Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) October 15, 2018
It did not take long before Poirier to answer back.
UFC 230 will take place on November 3rd at Madison Square Garden. It will be headlined by a heavyweight title fight between Daniel Cormier and Derrick Lewis.