“I’m Going to Speak to the UFC”- Jorge Masvidal vs Nick Diaz Looks Imminent After Robbie Lawler Blockbuster

Published 09/06/2021, 11:36 PM EDT
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JULY 12: Jorge Masvidal prepares to fight Kamaru Usman in their UFC welterweight championship fight during the UFC 251 event at Flash Forum on UFC Fight Island on July 12, 2020 on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)


UFC 266 takes place later this month. The card features not one, but two title fights, as Alexander Volkanovski and Valentina Shevchenko will put their respective belts on the line. However, perhaps the most talked-about fight on the night is neither of the two title fights mentioned. Rather, it is the return of Nick Diaz. 

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In a recent clip shared on social media, Jorge Masvidal shared his thoughts on potentially facing Nick Diaz if he were to secure a win later this month. He said, “Definitely, if Nick looks good and does his job, why not me and Nick? I’d love to fight Nick. It is a classic fight. It is a fight I always wanted to do since I was at Strikeforce, I was at 155 (pounds) he was at 170 (pounds).”

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Gamebred’ continued, “Man, that is a dude I would love to fight. Nothing personal, because of his style, the way that he leaves it all out there. If I get a fight with Nick, it would be a blessing…. I am going to speak to the UFC before that fight. But that will be on the table as well. If he does his job against Robbie Lawler, I am sure me and him could be fighting.”

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The elder Diaz brother had been out of action since his fight against Anderson Silva in January 2015. His return came as a shock to many, including UFC head honcho Dana White. Despite the absence, Diaz still remains a big name in the sport and has a cult-like following. Therefore, it is no surprise that there are several fighters want the next shot at Nick Diaz, chief among them being Jorge Masvidal. 

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The back story here is interesting, given Masvidal secured a stoppage win over younger brother Nate Diaz. Although there were promises made of a rematch, they never came to fruition. Therefore, a fight between Nick Diaz and Jorge Masvidal could definitely be an interesting fight to make for the UFC.

What do you make of a fight between Nick Diaz and Jorge Masvidal? Let us know in the comments below!

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Kevin Binoy

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Kevin Binoy is an MMA author at EssentiallySports. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Fergusson College and has been covering sports professionally for over two years. Besides working with the MMA writing team, Kevin is a core member of the organization's web stories team and is responsible for delivering engaging MMA web stories.

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