Conor McGregor wishes Nate Diaz and Dustin Poirier good luck ahead of their UFC 230 match-up.
McGregor is set for his own massive bout on Oct. 6. He’ll challenge Khabib Nurmagomedov for the UFC lightweight title. The bout will take place inside the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. UFC president Dana White claims UFC 229 is trending at 2.5 million pay-per-view buys.
Conor McGregor Wishes Nate Diaz & Dustin Poirier Good Luck
During the UFC 229 press conference, the “Notorious” one was asked for his prediction on the UFC 230 clash between Diaz and Poirier. While McGregor didn’t give a prediction, he did give both men props (courtesy of Damon Martin):
“I think it’s gonna be a great fight. Two amazing fighters. Nate Diaz, as tough as they come. Dustin Poirier took that loss on the chin and came back and has showcased a good mental strength and has had some great, phenomenal fights and wins inside the Octagon. I’m very, very much looking forward to it. We’ll see what happens after. I wish both men the best of luck and we’ll see.”
When Diaz meets Poirier on Nov. 3, it’ll be his first bout since Aug. 2016. Meanwhile, Poirier is riding a three-fight winning streak. “The Diamond” has gone 4-0, 1 NC in his last five outings and hasn’t suffered a defeat since Sept. 2016.
Even though Poirier is streaking, many feel Diaz’s boxing might be too much for Poirier. When it comes to the stand-up game, few utilize their reach advantage better than Diaz. When Diaz goes one-on-one with Poirier, he will have a five-inch reach advantage.
Who do you think gets the win, Nate Diaz or Dustin Poirier?