Much to the disappointment of fans around the mixed martial arts world, the bout between Nate Diaz and Dustin Poirier is off.
But that didn’t stop them from firing away at one another over Twitter on Friday.
Last week, Poirier had to pull out of the bout, scheduled for UFC 230 next month at New York’s Madison Square Garden, due to a hip injury.
But the pride of Stockton, Calif., doesn’t seem to believe his opponent is really hurt, and as such, he sent out a pair of tweets on Friday taunting his injured foe.
October 19, 2018
This guy mysteriously pulls out wit no injury and it’s crickets from from the whole roster ?— Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) October 19, 2018
I’m going back out on tour till the game mans up ..
Shoutout to @GamebredFighter hes down respect pic.twitter.com/r7HHF0sco0
Poirier, though, wasted little time firing back at his would-be opponent, telling Diaz to meet him as soon as he’s cleared to fight.
Tell the truth how you were playing games. Let's rebook it after my recovery. You're a ho— The Diamond (@DustinPoirier) October 19, 2018
I see straight through that fake ass gangster shit bro. You fucking with a real one. Trust that @NateDiaz209— The Diamond (@DustinPoirier) October 19, 2018
Whether this leads to a rescheduling of the fight remains to be seen, but there’s little doubt the animosity between the two is real.