Here is a Tweet from Nate which Reads:
I’m Happy to announce that I’m bringing a new weight division to the Ufc I’ll be fighting the main event November 3rd in NYC against Dustin Poirier for the first ever 165lb belt super fighter division I’m happy to be apart of history @Dana White
Here is the official tweet:
I’m Happy to announce that I’m bringing a new weight devision to the Ufc
I’ll be fighting the main event November 3rd in nyc against Dustin Poirier for the first ever 165lb belt superfighter devision
I’m happy to be apart of history @ufc @danawhite
— Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) September 26, 2018
As soon as Nate got off the twitter, even Poirier got on it and repeated the same thing:
Its been a long journey but here we are. NYC 1st ever 165lb Title in the UFC!
Here is what Dustin tweeted:
— The Diamond (@DustinPoirier) September 26, 2018
Despite two fighters claiming the fact that they are about to fight for the strap, Dana White and UFC denied it right away, sources claim that this is a prank tried by Diaz and Poirier.
Well, was hoping to be able to confirm Poirier-Diaz for the UFC 230 headliner but was told by a company official that it’s the “farthest thing from the truth."
— John Morgan (@MMAjunkieJohn) September 26, 2018
Just spoke to Dana White on the phone, he denied any plans of a 165-pound title fight at Madison Square Garden. Says he’s still working on a main event for UFC 230.
— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) September 26, 2018
Dana White has always been against the idea of adding another weight class ever since this debate came into talks, it looks like Dana White is still against the 165 division, White in 2017 had said:
“It’s never going to change. You’re still going to have people trying to – let’s say I add a 165-pound weight class. That will only mean bigger guys will try to make 165. Everybody’s always looking for an advantage.”
So, without an official approval from UFC's playmaker and Big daddy Dana, this division is still a fantasy weight class which could accommodate a wide range of talents who are having a problem with 170 and are bigger for 155 lbs. So, let's remind you all one thing, Dana is a wise businessman and the talks can still be on the table but he might be hesitant about spreading the word out before things settle out.
Nate Vs Dustin Highlights the legendary Madison Square Garden on Sunday, November 4th.