Nate Diaz calls out Jorge Masvidal following UFC 241 comeback!
In the co-main event at UFC 241 Stockton’s own Nate Diaz made his long-awaited return to the octagon after a nearly three year absence. He has his work cut out for hm, facing explosive former lightweight champ Anthony Pettis. Diaz made the fight gruelling and intense, cutting off the distance and prevent Pettis from using his flashy kicks. After three rounds Diaz was awarded a clear-cut unanimous decision – and then proceeded to call out Jorge Masvidal.
“The reason I was off is because everybody sucked, and there was nobody to fight,” Diaz said after the fight when asked about his layoff. “With this belt, I want to defend it against … Jorge Masvidal had a good last fight.
“All respect to the man, but there ain’t no gangsters in this game anymore. There ain’t nobody who’s done it right but me and him. I know my man’s a gangster, but he ain’t no West Coast gangster.”
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— UFC Europe (@UFCEurope) August 18, 2019
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This lines up perfectly with Masvidal’s plans. This week he spoke out about a potential fight with Diaz, expressing excitement over a potential match up. He said that he would sign a fight contract “in a heartbeat”, and it seems the feeling’s mutual.
With the win over Pettis Diaz returned to the win column following a close majority decision loss to Conor McGregor back in 2016. Masvidal is coming off of two first round knockouts over Darren Till and most recently Ben Askren. Both fighters have a no-nonsense, fan friendly fighting style and a bout between these two fighters is one of the biggest one could book for the welterweight division.
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