Vicente Luque Calls Out Nate Diaz for a Fight After Submitting Tyron Woodley at UFC 260

Published 03/28/2021, 1:43 AM EDT


Vicente Luque put the MMA world on notice as he scalped the biggest win of his career at UFC 260. ‘The Silent Assassin’ submitted Tyron Woodley via D’arce choke after a back-and-forth flurry. Both men traded heavy blows and were in stunned at different points in the fight.

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Luque has wins over some of the best names at welterweight and is a major player for the title. With a win over a former champion, he has solidified himself as a force to be reckoned with. Fans and fighters will certainly begin to take notice of Luque’s climb up the ranks as he enters the shark-infested top 5.

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Vicente Luque fires his shot at Nate Diaz

Luque spoke to Joe Rogan after his statement submission win and used his airtime to make a clear call-out. ‘The Silent Assassin’ took aim at Nate Diaz and fired artillery shells towards Stockton’s second son. While the call-out wasn’t disrespectful, he made sure to let Nate Diaz know what time it is.

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)

“I want to take this time to call-out Nate Diaz. I called him out in the past and he didn’t respond. Think right now I got a big win, I got a streak coming on and man, my style you know it matches perfect.”

“I’m going to go forward, I’m going to punch everybody in the face and try to get that knockout every single minute and I think Nate is a perfect fight, let’s go.”

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Nate Diaz has traditionally been a rather difficult fighter to match make for since he broke into the mainstream. In fact, it seems like only massive stars like Jorge Masvidal and Conor McGregor are enticing enough for him to make a return. However, there’s no more denying Luque as a clear contender who can take over the welterweight division.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – NOVEMBER 02: Nate Diaz of the United States fights against Jorge Masvidal (not pictured) of the United States in the Welterweight “BMF” championship bout during UFC 244 at Madison Square Garden on November 02, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images)

Nate Diaz isn’t ranked in the upper echelon of the division, however, he’s still a massive money fight for Luque. Furthermore, Nate Diaz will bring up an elevated level of exposure for Luque, something he really needs going forward.

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Darryl Pinto

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Darryl Pinto is a senior MMA writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his graduate degree in Mass Media (with a specialization in Journalism) out of Xavier’s College and has a year's experience in his current role. Darryl specializes in predictions, reporting, and covering UFC events live.

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