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Morning Report: Dustin Poirier goes off on ‘fake-ass gangster’ Nate Diaz, Diaz responds

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So in case you missed it, last night, all hell broke loose.

Next weekend, the most anticipated bout of the year takes place at UFC 244 when Nate Diaz and Jorge Masvidal lock horns for the inaugural ‘Baddest motherf*cker in the game’ belt. Or at least, they were supposed to. Last night, Diaz posted a message on Twitter saying he would not attend UFC 244 because he was flagged for something on a drug test. The announcement turned the MMA world upside down, not only because Diaz was pulling out of the biggest fight of the year on less than two weeks’ notice but also because Nate Diaz and his older brother Nick have been two of the most vocal opponents of PED usage.

It didn’t take long for Diaz’s announcement to bring out the reactions, but while Diaz’s opponent for UFC 244, Jorge Masvidal, was actually not all that upset, another would-be Diaz opponent was absolutely incensed about the situation.

Just a few hours after Diaz posted his message, former interim lightweight champion Dustin Poirier began posting on social media about what happened. First, with an Instagram message calling himself the real BMF, and then with a direct and succinct response to Diaz on Twitter.

Poirier did not stop there though. Poirier and Diaz were supposed to fight last year at Madison Square Garden; however, the fight eventually fell through with Poirier saying Diaz was over-negotiating and being too difficult to work with and Diaz claiming Poirier pulled out of the fight because he was scared. Clearly that experience left Poirier with a sour taste in his mouth because “The Diamond” kept going in on Diaz, despite being fresh out of surgery and still in his hospital bed.

“Talking all that sh*t about steroids. F*ck you, Nate. Pulled out. You pulled out of my fight too. You a b*tch. Fake ass gangster.”

Poirier also clarified a few of his thoughts by responding to fan comments, saying that though the officially listed reason for his fight with Diaz being cancelled was a Poirier hip injury, what actually happened was the UFC had moved on from the bout following Diaz’s explosion at them, and Poirier opted not to face a replacement opponent. Poirier also said that he has no sympathy for Diaz, even if this failed drug test turns out to be accidental.

And it seems the dislike is mutual between the two. Diaz apparently saw at least some of Poirier’s diatribe and responded on his Instagram story.

Diaz IG message, Poirier
Nate Diaz Instagram

“LOL this lol hoe b*tch hurt his p*ssy again. Good vibes U gonna be alright D.”

The future of UFC 244 is still up in the air. ESPN is reporting that Diaz has not been suspended for the event, but whether Diaz will choose to show up is another thing entirely. If he chooses not to and Masvidal moves on to something else, maybe Diaz and Poirier will actually get to settle their business at some point in the future.


Out? Nate Diaz claims he’s failed drug test, won’t fight at UFC 244.

Seems official. Conor McGregor announces Jan. 18 return, talks ‘inevitable’ rematch with ‘cowering’ Khabib Nurmagomedov.

Well wishes. UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture out of ICU after heart attack.

Leg kicks. Jose Aldo vs. Marlon Moraes bantamweight contest targeted for UFC 245.

Moving on. Sergio Pettis moving from UFC to Bellator after agreeing to new multi-fight deal.


Bellator weigh-ins.

Free fight.

Conor is very popular in Russia.

USADA not on this list is a real miss.


MMA Vivisection. Breaking down all the fights at UFC Singapore.

Fights Gone By. Jack Slack discussing the big fights at UFC Singapore.


Before we get to everything else, on a very serious note, Walt Harris’ daughter has apparently gone missing and Harris posted about it right around when Nate’s post dropped, meaning it didn’t get as amplified as it may normally have. If you know something, please help.

Now, on to the anarchy.


Jorge being all decent and ish.

Kamaru and Colby.

Team up.

Jon had some thoughts.


Oh man. Everyone is so let down by this I’m sure.

Maycee Barber talking that ish.

The fact that T.J. is trolling like this makes me so disappointed he wouldn’t go full blown heel with his EPO failure.

Call outs.

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Jose Aldo (28-5) vs. Marlon Moraes (22-6-1); UFC 245, Dec. 14.


MMA is the best sport because the wildest sh*t happens.

Thanks for reading and see y’all on Monday.



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