DUSTIN POIRIER has called out UFC lightweight champion Charles Oliveira and fan favourite Nate Diaz.
The MMA world is currently at the American’s feet following his first-round TKO victory over Conor McGregor last month.
Poirier, 32, is the official No.1 contender for the 155lb strap but has recently found himself engaged in a war of words with Diaz.
And The Diamond admits he could potentially snub a title shot in order to finally get his hands on the Stockton slugger.
During an appearance on The MMA Hour, he said: “Both are potential opponents.
“I need to have my phone ring and talk to the UFC about their plans and what we’re going to do.”
Fan favourite Poirier is currently in the dark over the UFC’s plans for the lightweight division.
SunSport, however, understands Oliveira’s first defence of the 155lb throne is tentatively slated for December.
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Poirier said: “I think I’m the clear cut number one guy who should be fighting for the belt.
“I think after the fight, Dana even said that was the next thing that was going to happen.
“I don’t know what’s going to happen but I have a feeling we’ll find out soon.”
Ultimate Fighter season five winner Diaz recently blasted Poirier on Twitter for turning down the opportunity to settle their long-running feud.
That notion baffled the former interim lightweight champion, who channelled his inner Nick Diaz to rubbish the claim.
Poirier said of Diaz’s tweets: “Wolf tickets, Ariel. Wolf tickets.
“You know how these negotiations go, unless they’re talking to him, nothing’s been offered to me.
“I haven’t spoken to the UFC. I can’t say the same thing for Nate. But like I said, I think they will call me soon.”
Poirier and Diaz were slated to face one another three years ago at UFC 230 in New York.
A hip injury, however, forced Poirier to withdraw from their mouth-watering Madison Square Garden showdown.
The Louisianan has been hellbent on sharing the cage with the Stockton slugger ever since, telling UFC commentator Joe Rogan: “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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