“The Fight That I Really Wanted, Kamaru Took It” – Vicente Luque

Published 03/28/2021, 6:31 AM EDT
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – NOVEMBER 02: Vicente Luque of Brazil prepares to enter the Octagon prior to his welterweight bout against Stephen Thompson during the UFC 244 event at Madison Square Garden on November 02, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


Vicente Luque aka ‘The Silent Assassin’ won a spectacular victory against the former welterweight champion Tyron Woodley at UFC 260. Luque outdid ‘The Chosen One’ throughout the opening round before submitting him via a d’arce choke within the opening five minutes.

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At the UFC 260 post-fight press conference, one of the members of the media team asked Luque – “Is there a fight that makes the most sense to you right now?”

Luque replied“Sense, I don’t know. I’m not really good with sense, but the fight that I really wanted Kamaru took it. I wanted to fight Masvidal. I think that fight would be a banger, our styles matchup really good.”

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Following his win over the former champion, ‘The Silent Assassin’ is on a three-fight winning streak. However, given the gulf in the rankings, he may have to wait a while before getting to fight an elite star in Jorge Masvidal aka ‘Gamebred‘.

The BMF will be in action against ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ at UFC 261 next month.

Vicente Luque had another opponent in mind instead of Jorge Masvidal

In the first fight, ‘Gamebred’ stepped up on six days’ notice to salvage the UFC’s maiden Fight Island main event. He lost the bout to Usman via decision and will look to make amends this time around.

Given the fact that ‘Gamebred’ will be occupied, Luque engaged in another call-out. The fighter said, “That’s why I also called out Nate Diaz. I think our style match perfectly. If he is interested in coming out of retirement. I will not fight the top 5 to fight him, but my focus is on the top of the division.” 

JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA – MAY 09: (L-R) Vicente Luque punches Niko Price in their welterweight fight during the UFC 249 event at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on May 09, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

If Nate Diaz accepts the challenge and fights against Luque, it will be as exciting as ‘The Silent Assassin’ vs ‘Gamebred’.

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It doesn’t matter who Luque fights next. Whether it’s against Jorge Masvidal or Nate Diaz or a rematch against the fighters, he lost previously in Leon Edwards or “Wonderboy” or someone in the top 5, it is going to excite the UFC fans just to watch him step into the octagon.

Who do you think Vicente Luque should fight next?

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Arman Khan is a UFC author for EssentiallySports. He began following combat sports when Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor competed in 'The Money Fight' in 2017. 'The Notorious' attracted Arman to the UFC and he became an ardent fan of professional fighting as he could draw parallels with the action from his combat sports experience and break down techniques such as striking and striking defense lucidly for the casual fans.

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