Dana White Announces Nate Diaz – Jorge Masvidal Bout
By FCF Staff
At UFC 241 last month, Nate Diaz called for a fight with Jorge Masvidal, and now Dana White’s announced the fight’s been signed.
Diaz was fighting for the first time since 2016 at the recent event, and scored a decision win over Anthony Pettis. After the bout, Diaz (20-11) challenged Masvidal to a fight, and the latter accepted.
Recently White spoke with ESPN, and he announced that Diaz – Masvidal will headline the November 2nd, UFC 244 card in New York City.
“It is the fight fans wanted to see,” White said. “Nate Diaz called out Masvidal after his win over [Anthony] Pettis. Everybody has been talking about it. People have been hitting me up on social media, telling me to get it done. I can now announce the fight is done.”
“It’s one of those fights that is fun, interesting, fans are into it, you want to see for five rounds — yet it’s too big to be a fight night,” White told Okamoto. “So we made it a pay-per-view. I will end up stacking this card with killer fights. The main event will be those two.”
Masvidal (34-13) last competed in July, and knocked out Ben Askren in just five seconds.