Dustin Poirier vs Nate Diaz off UFC 230

The Lightweight co-main event bout between Dustin Poirier and Nate Diaz scheduled for UFC 230 is off. According to Brett Okomoto of ESPN, Dustin Poirier suffered an undisclosed injury forcing him out of the bout.

When asked if Nate Diaz would remain on the card, UFC president Dana White said no.

This news comes after both fighters campaigned to headline UFC 230 for a new 165lbs title. Their campaign was unsuccessful despite a positive response from fans. Nate Diaz has now focused his attention to UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.

The UFC have had problems finding a main event and now its co-main event has taken a hit. Inital reports confirmed Valentina Shevchenko vs Sijara Eubanks would headline the card for the vacant 125lbs title but that has now been replaced by a Heavyweight title fight between Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier and Derrick Lewis.

UFC 230 takes place Nov. 3 at Madison Square Garden, New York.

 

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