Nate Diaz called out Jorge Masvidal following his win at UFC 241 last weekend, and it looks like we're heading in the right direction towards a fight between the two happening.
After beating Anthony Pettis at UFC 241 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California, Diaz spoke about Masvidal during his post-fight interview inside the Octagon.
The Stockton fighter said: “The reason I was off is cause everybody sucked and there was nobody to fight. With this belt, I want to defend it against Jorge Masvidal, he had a good last fight.
"All respect to the man but there ain’t no gangsters in his game anymore. I know my man’s a gangster but he ain’t no west coast gangster.”
Gamebred was seen smiling in the crowd throughout Diaz's interview, and on his own YouTube channel, he accepted the fight challenge.
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He said, via MMA Fighting: “Nate was right about one thing: I’m no West coast gangsters. I’m from Miami-Dade county. I’m a dirty south goon – damn right, I ain’t no West coast gangster. And I’m ready.
"I’m ready to put it on the line. I’m so gangster with it, we can do it – besides the 7 percent tax in Cali – we can do it in Cali.”
Masvidal added as well that negotiations between himself and the Stockton fighter have already begun.
He said: “We’re just negotiating now. Let’s give the fans the fight that they want to see. Two dogs, locked in the cage, going for the jugular.
"You know I could get hit with a baseball bat and it don’t mean nothing. The same thing for my rival. You could hit that dude with a baseball bat to the kneecaps and he’s going to keep coming.
"It’s a fight that the fans want and they’re going to get. I’m going to give it my all, and I know Nate’s going to give it his all. Let’s do it.”
Diaz defeated Pettis via unanimous decision after five rounds at UFC 241. The Stockton fighter was dominant throughout, earning judges scores of 30-27, 30-27 and 29-28 for his performance.
Masvidal, on the other hand, is coming off the fastest knockout in UFC history after he defeated the previously undefeated Ben Askren at UFC 239 last month via a flying knee after five seconds.
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