It seems the BMF title fight has created a rivalry between Jorge Masvidal and the Diaz brothers. Masvidal fairly dominated Nate Diaz in the fight until the fight was stopped due to some severe injuries suffered by Diaz around his eyes. Since then there has been a little animosity between the two camps. Recently the elder brother of Nate Diaz and the former Strikeforce champion, Nick Diaz issues a warning to Jorge Masvidal for some of the things he had said during the fight promotion.
Jorge Masvidal knocked out Darren Till, and Ben Askren is a brutal fashion before he took the fight with Diaz and he was expecting something similar outcome against Nate Diaz as he said he would “baptize” Diaz by knocking him out. Well, that was not appreciated by Nick Diaz as he fires back at Masvidal on a recent interview with Ariel Helwani.
“You want to talk about baptizing my younger brother? That’s on you. I’ve never had nothing disrespectful to say but you don’t talk about baptizing my younger brother, So you are already in a fucked position if you fight with me,” said Nick Diaz.
“You don’t talk about baptizing my younger brother. That’s my baby brother, you don’t talk like that to no one. So you want to say that, that’s on you. But who knows, ups and downs in life, I can relate to you. That’s why I ain’t mad at you.” Diaz added.
Nick Diaz fought at the welterweight division for most of his MMA career. While he was unable to win the UFC title in his career, he was notorious for his persona. Many fans would also argue that the term BMF would suit Nick Diaz more than anyone else in the fight game. Talking about the BMF title, Nick Diaz claimed that the title is rightfully his, however, he was not going to be an obstacle in front of his brother Nate Diaz to fight for that title. Diaz added:
“The BMF, the 170, that’s my belt. But I am not going to get in my brother’s way of taking it, you know what I mean? As far as I’m concerned, that’s my belt,”.
— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) November 11, 2019
Nick Diaz has been away from the sports since his last fight against Anderson Silva back in 2015. Although there have been a ton of speculations regarding his return to MMA, Diaz has never shown any interest in stepping into the octagon again. However, the rivalry between Diaz brothers and Masvidal might be the catalyst that Nick Diaz needed for his much-awaited UFC return.