Dustin Poirier pulled from UFC 230 hours after main event is confirmed 1 year ago

Dustin Poirier pulled from UFC 230 hours after main event is confirmed

Dustin Poirier has been ruled out of his fight with Nate Diaz at UFC 230 it has been confirmed.

The two top ranked lightweights were due to square off on November the third in a fight that could play a big role part in Conor McGregor's future.

It was a fight that fans were eager to see given both men's ability fight through adversity.

Poirier has been pulled from the fight through due to an undisclosed injury as reported by ESPN's Brett Okamoto.

The news broke just hours after the UFC had finally confirmed the main event slot as heavyweight contender Derrick Lewis steps in on short-notice to challenge Daniel Cormier for the belt.

The UFC has had major trouble with this years Madison Square Garden card. It was initially thought at the announcement of Diaz v Poirier that they would make up the main event. However, the UFC's reluctance to put on a main event that is a non-title fight stood in the way.

This started a campaign from both fighters to have the match up at 165lbs, thus marking a brand new world title. However, Dana White down right refused that this would be the case.

Alas, it just was not meant to be...

Fans are now awaiting confirmation to see if Nate Diaz will remain on the card and take on a late-notice replacement.

There has been some rumblings on twitter that a certain Conor McGregor could take on Diaz and complete their trilogy at the biggest combat sports arena in the world. However, John Kavanagh has poured cold water over this one.

He did however, throw up an interest suggestion....

We shall wait and see....

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