Nate Diaz booked to face Dustin Poirier at UFC 230 on Nov. 3

Nate Diaz is back.

The UFC has booked a fight between Diaz and lightweight Dustin Poirier at UFC 230 on Nov. 3 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

The news was first reported by the Los Angeles Times and confirmed as part of a UFC news conference Friday in Los Angeles.

Diaz attended the event, showing up a little late, taking questions and later tweeting that he actually won't be fighting as part of the card.

Asked by ESPN about Diaz's tweet, UFC president Dana White said: "I have no idea (what that means)."

The fight with Poirier would mark Diaz's first since August 2016, when he lost a majority decision to Conor McGregor. Diaz (19-11) is considered one of the top stars in the sport.

Poirier (24-5, 1 NC) has won his past three fights. He most recently defeated Eddie Alvarez by second-round TKO this past Saturday at UFC Fight Night in Calgary.