The two were slated to face each other at UFC 230 in November 2018, but an injury forced Poirier out of the fight. A match between the two was briefly discussed earlier this year, but didn’t come to fruition.
Diaz fought out his UFC contract at UFC 279 in September and is a free agent. Poirier would like him to return for one more fight.
“Come back for 1 fight and I’ll beat the shit outta you bruh @NateDiaz209,” Poirier wrote on Twitter on Tuesday.
Poirier is coming off a submission win over Michael Chandler at UFC 281 on November 12. He’s battling a nasty staph infection, but would gladly face Diaz. Diaz is coming off a submission win over Tony Ferguson in his last outing.