Jorge Masvidal accepts Nick Diaz challenge to a UFC fight
After defeating Nate Diaz, Jorge Masvidal is now ready to face Nick Diaz – The former’s older brother.
UFC 244 may have had a somewhat anticlimactic ending, but it was still a landmark event that even the president of the United States attended. While not a one-sided fight, the judges had Masvidal winning every round before the doctor stopped the fight due to health concerns. While Nate Diaz was adamant about getting a rematch, Masvidal and UFC president Dana White were less inclined. Shortly after Nick Diaz, the older Diaz brother, made it clear that he did not appreciate the way Masvidal has spoken about his younger sibling, and issued a challenge. Masvidal responded with a line literally straight out of the film Scarface, and things seemed tense.
Now the tension has died down, but that doesn’t mean both parties are over the fight. Diaz took to Instagram to make clear that he was worked up when he spoke about Masvidal, but that he was still interested in fighting Masvidal.
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“Thank you @arielhelwani for letting me come on had a long week I was a little worked up @gamebredfighter @ufc give the fans that Real shit what they wanna see,” Diaz wrote.
In the comments Masvidal responded with:
“Would be a honor. I’m ? in for this #theresurrection.”
The older Diaz brother hasn’t fought since 2015 when he faced Anderson Silva. The somewhat bizarre bout went all five rounds, with Silva winning a unanimous decision before the result was changed to a No Contest due to the Brazilian testing positive for banned substances. His last win in the UFC was in 2011, when the dominated BJ Penn over the coarse of three rounds, in one of Diaz most impressive performances.