UFC 230 in New York City is in dire straits right now as another major fight has been pulled from the card. Last night it was announced that Daniel Cormier will be making his return to defend his Heavyweight strap versus Derrick Lewis in the main event cancelling the Schevchenko vs. Eubanks fight. Then again last night, ESPN insider Brett Okamoto announced that Dustin Poirier has been injured and is off the card.
Breaking: Dustin Poirier has suffered an undisclosed injury, per multiple sources. He is off UFC 230 co-main event against Nate Diaz in New York.
— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) October 10, 2018
Dana White later announced that Nate Diaz was officially off the card and then Nate sent this message to reporter Ariel Helwani:
Asked @NateDiaz209 what’s next now that Dustin Poirier is out of UFC 230. His response?
“I’ll just fight Khabib when he’s ready.”
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) October 10, 2018
Today, the Las Vegas Post is reporting that the UFC took Nate’s tweet from last night seriously and is looking into making a match with Khabib Nurmagomedov. Check it out:
— Mario Saunders (@MarioVegasPost) October 10, 2018
Nate Diaz definitely off UFC 230, Dana White tells me…
— Lance Pugmire (@latimespugmire) October 10, 2018