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Dustin Poirier: UFC 230 main event should be me and Nate Diaz for the 165-pound title

Tickets for the upcoming UFC 230 pay-per-view (PPV) event — which is set to go down on Nov. 3, 2018 inside Madison Square Garden in New York, N.Y. — are set to go on sale tomorrow (Weds., Sept. 26, 2018).

The problem? The promotion has yet to officially announce a headlining title fight, with UFC president Dana White recently saying Jon Jones would not be headline the card in his much-anticipated return to action after receiving a very lenient sentence by United States Anti Doping Agency (USADA).

Plus, the rest of the champions are either booked or hurt.

According to Dustin Poirier, however, the promotion already has a championship-caliber fight taking place at the event, as he took to Twitter to make his case to the promotion to make his bout against Nate Diaz for the 165-pound title.

Of course, that belt has yet-to-be introduced. But what better place to do it than “The Big Apple?”

While the idea of adding new weight classes into the mix has been floated for quite some time, Dana White and Co. aren’t too interested in doing so at the moment. Largely because of this.

Poirier and Diaz are set to co-headline the event as it stands, and are set to fight in the lightweight division. “The Diamond” could be in line to fight for the 155-pound strap with a win, but he’s more interested in vying for a UFC title sooner, rather than later.

Are you digging Dustin’s proposal?

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