Jorge Masvidal Speaks On Why Nate Diaz Rematch Didn’t Happen
Jorge Masvidal has spoken out on why his matchup with Nate Diaz hasn’t materialized.
Back in November 2019, Masvidal went one-on-one with Diaz in the main event of UFC 244. The bout took place inside Madison Square Garden in New York City. Masvidal scored the third-round TKO finish due to doctor’s stoppage.
During a recent interview with ESPN’s Ariel Helwani, “Gamebred” touched on why negotiations for a rematch with Diaz fell apart.
“He couldn’t come to terms with the UFC. This and that, blah, blah, blah, blah. I don’t know what goes on on his side. We tried to make that fight happen. My camp was talking to his camp, it didn’t happen. I don’t know what the exact logistics are. He didn’t like the date, maybe he thought about it even more and was like, ‘this guy is gonna destroy my face again,’ and maybe he wants to have a modeling career or something. I don’t know.”
Masvidal said he’s more than willing to give Diaz a second fight.
“I told him I’d run it back so you could believe that. We’re running it back. I don’t know when it’s gonna happen. If it’s gonna be this year or the next fight right after this, I don’t know. But guaranteed we’re running it back at some point. As long as he says yes, I am more than willing to break his face, his ribs, and his spirit again.”
Masvidal will have a rematch against UFC Welterweight Champion Kamaru Usman in the main event of UFC 261 on April 24. It’ll take place inside the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida.