Jorge Masvidal and Nate Diaz are two of the biggest personalities in the game. That, along with their exciting fighting styles, made their 2019 “BMF” title clash a sight fans had to see.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson even got an entree that night, so you just to know It was a big deal.
In the minds of many, the fight was stopped prematurely after two nasty cuts opened up around Diaz’s eye. This led to the doctor stopping the action at the end of the third round, proving once again that the MMA gods are working really underhanded. Up until then, the fight was undeniably all Gamebred, and because of that, with Diaz’s only performance since then against Leon Edwards, Masvidal doesn’t see a rematch down the line as something that should be done.
“That motherfucker don’t want it, man,” Masvidal said during a live Q&A on his Rumble. “I almost killed him, I beat him by an inch in his skinny fucking life. You saw his last fight with Leon. I was like, man, they make this mistake and put this guy with me again, you know? He doesn’t try to fight.
Edwards won a unanimous decision over Diaz at UFC 263 in June 2021. However, it was Stockton, Calif.’s best who somehow had the last laugh by nearly finishing Edwards with strikes in the final minute. ‘Rocky’ managed to survive and now finds himself seemingly set for a rematch with Kamaru Usman as Diaz jockeys for a showdown with Dustin Poirier.
Diaz is never shy about speaking his mind about a fighter, and that’s something that hasn’t gone down well with Masvidal since they last met in the Octagon.
“This little broom won’t stop talking,” Masvidal said. “You’re going to have to go at some point, you know. [When] I take Colby [Covington]It’s your ass, if I have to wait for Usman, maybe it’s you who will make that ass boo, mate… Let’s go, man, I’m going to kick your ass, mate.
“It’s not a call. After I handle the business, I’ll get the title, and if I don’t have time to get the title, I’ll beat your ass up for all the bullshit you’ve done.
Masvidal’s win over Diaz happens to be his last and only the second time Diaz has lost by TKO in his 33-fight career. Two straight losses to the aforementioned current undisputed champion in Usman have since followed for Masvidal – the most recent coming at UFC 261 in April 2021.
Now Masvidal is set to end one of the most heated rivalries in sport today. From old friends and teammates to bitter enemies, the 50-fight veteran locks horns with former interim welterweight champion Colby Covington in the main event of UFC 272 on March 5.
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Neiman has had enough!
when my fights go to the ground
mofos complain it’s boring
when I make a striking war in 5 rounds
mofos complain that there was no wrestling.
please leave me alone
One thing you can’t say is none of my fights are boring
I always make money for everyone
— Neiman Gracie (@NeimanGracie) February 21, 2022
If it was really real, it wouldn’t be in the cage, stop playing
—Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) February 21, 2022
The blond Brunson is no more.
LOADING NEXT STEP… Blonde Brunson 2019 – 2022 ♂️ . 3 main event victories, 4 hype trains stopped. 5 wins 1 unlucky. It’s time to take it to the next level pic.twitter.com/obiuyefrgw
— Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunson) February 21, 2022
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