Jorge Masvidal appeared on Punchin In with American Top Team podcast and talked about a range of topics. The former welterweight title challenger shared his thoughts on his rise in the UFC, and what led to his superstardom. However, what grabbed the attention of so many fight fans was the part where Masvidal was made to go through a series of questions, in a rapid-fire segment on the podcast that kicked off this month.
Masvidal, while answering the rapid-fire questions, didn’t have anything nice to say about the Diaz brothers, and rightfully so. The BMF title holder was once quoted to fight the elder of the Diaz brothers, Nick Diaz. Just last year, back in November of 2020, Masvidal fought Nate Diaz for the symbolic BMF title in a headliner event at the Madison Square Garden.
“Line them up,” Masvidal said on the podcast, which also featured ATT founder Dan Lambert.
The rivalry between Jorge Masvidal and the Diaz brothers
Jorge Masvidal took on Nate Diaz in a highly anticipated headliner back at UFC 244. However, the match-up saw a disappointing end after a cut on Diaz’s eye ensured a Doctor’s stoppage in an ironical finish to what was being promoted as the “BMF” fight.
Since then, both Diaz and Masvidal have teased a rematch. Earlier, Nate Diaz was eyeing a rematch with Jorge Masvidal, however, with Masvidal going for a title shot and Nate Diaz remaining on the sidelines due to the COVID pandemic, the match-up couldn’t take place.
As things stand today, Jorge Masvidal is just coming off a KO loss to welterweight champion Kamaru Usman, while Nate Diaz is coming off a unanimous decision loss to #3 ranked contender Leon Edwards.
With Nick Diaz set to make his UFC return in September this year in a rematch with Robbie Lawler, at UFC 266, an argument can be made that a potential fight between Jorge Masvidal and either of the Diaz brothers is right around the corner.
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However, a lot will depend on the trajectory of both the fighters and where they are after the end of the year. There are several other exciting match-ups in the division, however, it’s safe to say that none exceeds the cumulative popularity of Jorge Masvidal and Nate Diaz and Nick Diaz.