Masvidal Will Fight Who Gets Him Paid The Most
Following the controversial ending to UFC 244, Nick and Nate Diaz have blasted Jorge Masvidal and now the BMF champion is firing back at the sons of Stockton.
“If you’ve seen me fight, you know I’m a surgeon in there,” Masvidal told Dan LeBatard on his radio show on Tuesday. “I’m always thinking a couple steps ahead and you can see the work that was being laid out, not just to the head but to the body as well. His strategy that he wasn’t in that good of shape so he was saving it for the fourth and fifth round, that’s crazy. Does that make sense to you?”
“Against McGregor [he came back] but we’re talking about a tiger from the wild and an animal that’s been domesticated. It’s a huge difference,” Masvidal said of Diaz’s UFC 244 performance. “I don’t get tired and shy away from anybody. I’ve lost fights and been out-pointed or I’ve been out-skilled in a position but I’ve never lost a fight because my fatigue was in question and I was hurt and I was tired and I was backing up. My nickname dictates I’m not going to take a step back. Whether I’m tired or hurt, you’re just going to get more of a dog out of me.
“Diaz knew that but he’s got to sell the rematch. He’s got to say things. I saw him put out something ‘the moment that you thought about quitting’ when I’m on top of him punching him in the face. This guy’s a mind reader man.”
The elder Diaz told ESPN Masvidal shouldn’t threaten to “baptize” (knock out) Nate, and if he keeps talking, he’d handle it himself.
“Is he asking to fight?” Masvidal said of the former Strikeforce champion who has not fought since 2015. “I was confused or are we going for a walk some place? He’s asking for a fight? He’s asking for a fight or to go for a walk? Does he know who he’s asking for a fight?
“Cause I love to fight, especially when I get a little something on top of that.”
“We don’t know who’s next but everybody’s looking like cash symbols, cash money to us right now,” Masvidal explained. “The next person is going to be the one that puts the most zeros in the bank account, who that [is].
“A lot of people are saying my name now. They didn’t want to fight me before, like a year or two [ago], they didn’t want to fight me. Everybody wants to call me out now. So it’s funny to me because these same guys didn’t want to fight me two or three years ago.”
Quotes from MMA Fighting