UFC 244: Nate Diaz Warns of “Three” Year Lay-off if Jorge Masvidal Rematch Doesn’t Happen
By FCF Staff
Nate Diaz is calling for an immediate rematch with Jorge Masvidal following UFC 244. But, the outspoken fighter’s warning he could head to the sidelines if it doesn’t happen.
Diaz faced Masvidal in the headliner of Saturday’s event and the fight was ultimately stopped following round three, due to a cut Diaz had over his right eye. The decision to stop the bout immediately prompted outcry from some as well as calls for a rematch.
During the post-fight press conference, Diaz had this to say about the situation (quotes via MMA Fighting):
“I would love to run it back,” Diaz said. “That’s the only thing I want to do. That’s my full attention now. But I can already see the f*ckery coming. I know how this game works.
“I give all the rematches and make a name for these people. I believe I was responsible for this whole s*it. I brought the president, straight up. I didn’t see no president going to know title fights. I believe it’s fair. Hopefully, they don’t throw a bunch of money and clout Jorge’s way to be like, ‘Let’s do something else.’”
“I hope everybody gets on the same page and we work together,” Diaz said. “Otherwise, it might be a f*ckery three years off again I already can see it coming in the media with this Dana White, ‘I don’t know about that.’ That’s how it starts. I have more fights than anybody in the UFC.”
After UFC 244, UFC President Dana White said he’s not interested in booking a Masvidal – Diaz II right away.