Dustin Poirier Predicts Fourth Round Stoppage Win Over Nate Diaz Ahead Of Potential Fight

    ByRoss Markey

    Jun 14, 2022
    Dustin Poirier

    Whilst a long-awaited matchup with Octagon veteran, Nate Diaz continues to allude Dustin Poirier, the former interim UFC lightweight champion predicts he will become just the fourth fighter to finish Diaz – in the form of a fourth round stoppage success.

    Dustin Poirier, the current #2 ranked lightweight contender, has been out of action since December of last year where he headlined UFC 269.

    Seeing his impressive three-fight winning run stopped, the Louisana native suffered an eventual third round standing rear-naked choke defeat against then-champion, Charles Oliveira in an unsuccessful tilt to land the undisputed division throne. 

    In the time since, Poirier has tirelessly campaigned for a series of Octagon returns against Diaz, as well as former interim welterweight champion, Colby Covington – and noted his willingness to fight Michael Chandler, however, still to no avail as he remains unbooked.

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    Dustin Poirier believes he will become just the fourth man to stop Nate Diaz

    Almost attempting to will a fight with Diaz into reality at this stage it must be said, Poirier took umbrage with a Twitter user who claimed the Stockton veteran would finish him in less than three rounds – claiming he would himself stop Diaz before the culmination of the fourth frame.

    “I stop him (Nate Diaz) in the 4th.,” Dustin Poirier replied to a Twitter user.  

    Campaigning for a return at UFC 278 on August 20. in Salt Lake City, Utah – prior to his loss against Oliveira, Poirier had avenged a 2014 knockout loss to former two-weight champion, Conor McGregor a January knockout of his own last year.

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    And in the pair’s July rubber match trilogy bout at UFC 264, Poirier emerged with a first round doctor’s stoppage TKO victory after McGregor fractured his left tibia at the end of the opening round, resulting in his second straight loss to Poirier.