NATE DIAZ has told Dustin Poirier he ‘doesn’t deserve’ to face him in a grudge match next year.
Fan favorites were embroiled in a fierce war of words after Poirier’s unsuccessful bid to dethrone lightweight king Charles Oliveira in the first day of this month.
Poirier and Diaz agree to settle their long-standing feud next month at UFC 270 but failed to claim a spot on the first card of 2022.
But Diaz seemed to have no interest in taking on The Diamond until he returned to the winning column.
On Thursday, he tweeted: “You don’t deserve it if you wanted to fight, we could have.
“Let’s bring you back from the dead you sucked DP.”
Poirier and Diaz, 32 and 36 years old, respectively, fought each other three years ago in the main event of UFC 230 in New York.
But the pair’s much-anticipated Madison Square Garden showdown was scuttled when Poirier suffered a hip injury.
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Despite being a lightweight standout, Poirier has been targeting a heavyweight showdown with his youngest brother Diaz for almost a year.
During a January appearance on the Joe Rogan Experience Podcast, he said, “I think before the fight is over, I’ll fight 170.
“I will go up to 170 and fight Nate. Sure. I did it for the way it fell apart. “
He added: “Me and him were supposed to fight at Madison Square Garden.
“I really was a fallen man – he pointed at me and said I had pulled out of the fight and I did.
“I got stem cell injections in my hip.
“But I will fight, I will go through a camp and fight him if they don’t start giving me another alternative.
“Nate was playing the game with the UFC, the UFC started giving me opponents.
“And I said, ‘Look guys, if this happens, I just need to take care of my hips.’
“He’s a guy I’ve always wanted to fight.”
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