Nick Diaz Planning Return to UFC, Targeting Bout With Jorge Masvidal
By FCF Staff
Following Nate Diaz’s loss to Jorge Masvidal earlier this month, his older brother Nick Diaz has announced he’s targeting a return to the UFC and a bout with “Gamebred.”
Nate Diaz faced Masvidal in the headliner of UFC 244 and lost the fight via TKO (due to doctor stoppage). Nate campaigned for a rematch with Masvidal, but UFC President Dana White said he wasn’t interested in booking an immediate rematch right now.
Since then, Nick Diaz conducted an interview with ESPN, and he confirmed he’s planning to return to action in 2020. In addition, the outspoken star said this about Masvidal:
“You want to talk about baptizing my younger brother?” Nick said. “That’s on you. Like, you don’t talk about baptizing my younger brother, so you’re already in a f—ed position if you fight with me. You don’t f—ing talk about baptizing someone’s younger brother. That’s my baby brother. You don’t talk like that to nobody.”
In addition, Diaz’s manager Kevin Mubenga told ESPN that Diaz is hoping to fight Masvidal at AT&T Stadium, the home of the Dallas Cowboys, in spring, 2020.
The 36-year-old Diaz (26-9) hasn’t fought since January, 2015, when he lost a decision to Anderson Silva. The fight was ultimately declared a no-contest, however, after Silva tested positive for banned substances.