Poirier: 'Diaz fight is always going to be interesting to me'
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Dustin Poirier is reportedly set to face Dan Hooker on June 27, but he's still interested in a potential matchup with Nate Diaz.

"The Diaz fight is always going to be interesting to me," Poirier told theScore. "Not just because it's a money fight, but because Diaz is a guy who I grew up watching and a guy who I'm a fan of his style. Anytime he fights, I'm tuning in. Those are the kind of guys I want to fight."

Poirier (25-6, NC) was scheduled to fight Diaz at UFC 230 in November 2018, but a hip injury forced "The Diamond" out of the bout. The matchup was never rescheduled. Poirier went on to defeat Max Holloway a few months later at UFC 236, while Diaz picked up a victory over Anthony Pettis at UFC 241 last August.

Following his victory over Pettis, Diaz lost to Jorge Masvidal via TKO doctor's stoppage at UFC 244 in November in a fight for the promotion's inaugural BMF title. The 35-year-old has only fought twice since 2017, selectively taking financially lucrative fights. Despite the uncertainty around Diaz returning, Poirier doesn't believe he's finished in the Octagon.

"Maybe a Masvidal or a Conor (McGregor) rematch," Poirier said. "I think he'll fight again."

UFC Fight Night takes place on June 27 at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas.

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