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Dustin Poirier injured, UFC 230 fight against Nate Diaz off

Though UFC 230 at Madison Square Garden officially has its main event, the card is facing another issue.

ESPN's Brett Okamoto first reported on Tuesday night that Dustin Poirier is out of his scheduled fight against Nate Diaz due to an undisclosed injury. Dana White told the Los Angeles Times' Lance Pugmire that Diaz also won't fight at UFC 230. The pay-per-view is taking place on November 3.

Diaz responded to a question from Ariel Helwani about what's next for him: “I’ll just fight Khabib when he’s ready.”

Diaz and Poirier were scheduled to face off at lightweight in the semi-main event of UFC 230, though both had lobbied for the UFC to create a 165-pound division and wanted to headline Madison Square Garden by fighting for the title of the new weight class.

As was announced earlier on Tuesday, Daniel Cormier will defend his heavyweight championship against Derrick Lewis in the main event of UFC 230. White said that Valentina Shevchenko would move back to UFC 231 and face Joanna Jedrzejczyk for the vacant women's flyweight title.