Jorge Masvidal, fresh from defeat against Kamaru Usman, has revealed that he is open to fighting Nick Diaz.
Usman defended his welterweight title at UFC 261 in Jacksonville, Florida by knocking out Masvidal with an explosive right hand, which landed right on the button and sent the fighter nicknamed ‘Gamebred’ to the floor.
WHAT A KNOCKOUT! 💥
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Masvidal, who’s not one to hide, whatever the result, jumped on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show on ESPN less than 48 hours after being knocked out by Usman to discuss the fight and look forward to the future.
Having conceded that he lost to the perfect knockout, a punch which he can only appreciate, revealing that he was already done before he’d even hit the ground, Masvidal provided some insight into who he could fight next.
Speaking to Ariel Helwani on ESPN MMA, Masvidal suggested that a fight with Nick Diaz could be on the cards for later this year, but insisted that he was not going to be rushed back into the octagon.
“Definitely, Nick is a stud. If Nick wants to throw down I’m more than willing to throw down. Like I said, I’m going to do it on my time, I’m not taking short-notice fights, no matter who it is.”
“I’m not going to do that right now. But, if Nick does want to fight towards the end of this year, what can I say, I’m here. You want to do right for your little brother?”
“Let’s go. I heard a lot of interviews that he wasn’t too keen on what I did to his little brother. Neither would I.”
“I feel for Nick in that situation. I know what I’d wanna do if somebody did that to my little brother. So, let’s go.”
Masvidal beat Nick Diaz’s brother, Nate, at UFC 244 via a doctor stoppage, having left him with multiple serious cuts around his right eye. Could it be time for revenge for the Diaz family?
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