UFC rivals Dustin Poirier and Nate Diaz have agreed to fight one another.
Fan favourite Poirier is currently licking his wounds from his heartbreaking defeat to lightweight champ Charles Oliveira at UFC 269 last weekend.
The former interim 155lb champ cast doubt over his future after his submission defeat but revealed he'd be willing to fight again if Diaz expressed an interest, which the Stockton native did on Wednesday night.
Tweeting a picture of their face-off in August 2018, Diaz wrote: "I’ll fight Dp in January don’t be a scared lil b***h this time now or never."
Poirier quickly got wind of Diaz's tweet and revealed he'd be willing to settle their score 'this month'.
Diaz, who is on the final fight of his UFC contract, laughed off Poirier's claim, insisting he was 'full of s**t.'
But a fired-up Poirier doubled down, saying: "I'm serious bro."
Ultimate Fighter season five winner Diaz didn't respond to Poirier's tweet, prompting The Diamond to write: "Nathaniel?"
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He later added: "1st to shoot is a dusty b***h."
Poirier and Diaz's Twitter spat is far from just social media posturing, according to MMA journalist Ariel Helwani.
He tweeted: "Both @NateDiaz209 and @DustinPoirier are legitimately serious about fighting each other next month, I’m told.
"Both would accept the fight right away for January."
Poirier and Diaz, 32 and 36 respectively, were due to fight one another three years ago in the main event of UFC 230 in New York.
A hip injury for Poirier, however, scuppered the eagerly-anticipated Madison Square Garden showdown.
Although he currently competes a weight class below Diaz, lightweight standout Poirier has been targeting a 170lb showdown with the Stockton slugger for close to a year.
During a January appearance on the Joe Rogan Experience Podcast, he said: “I think before I’m done fighting, I’m going to fight 170.
“I’ll go up to 170 and fight Nate. For sure. I do because of the way it fell apart."
He added: "Me and him were supposed to fight at Madison Square Garden.
“I kind of was the fall guy – he gets to point and say I pulled out of the fight and I did.
"I went to get stem cells done on my hip.
“But I was going to fight, I was going to go through a camp and fight him if they wouldn’t have started offering me other replacement opponents.
"Nate was playing games with the UFC, UFC started offering me opponents.
"And I said, ‘Look guys, if this is happening, I’m just going to have my hip taken care of.’
"He’s a guy I’ve always wanted to fight.”
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