Jorge Masvidal Open To Fighting Nick Diaz
UFC welterweight Jorge Masvidal would welcome a showdown with Nick Diaz.
Diaz attended UFC 261 in Jacksonville, Florida. Lately, Diaz has been active on social media showing off his physique. The Stockton native appears to be in fighting shape and UFC President Dana White revealed that Diaz wants to fight again. The UFC boss isn’t opposed to booking Diaz in a fight.
Speaking to ESPN’s Ariel Helwani, Masvidal urged Nick to try to avenge his brother Nate by fighting him (h/t MMAFighting.com).
“Definitely, Nick is a stud. If Nick wants to throw down I’m more than willing to throw down. Like I said, I’m going to do it on my time, I’m not taking short notice fights, no matter who it is. I’m not going to do that right now. But, if Nick does want to fight towards the end of this year, what can I say, I’m here.
“You want to do right for your brother? Let’s go. I heard a lot of interviews that he wasn’t too keen on what I did to his little brother. Neither would I. I feel for Nick in that situation. I know what I’d wanna do if somebody did that to my little brother. So, let’s go.”
Masvidal holds a victory over Nate. The two fought back in November 2019 with Masvidal scoring the third-round TKO victory via doctor’s stoppage.
Nick hasn’t competed since January 2015. He initially suffered a unanimous decision loss to Anderson Silva but the result was changed to a No Contest due to drug test failures.