Jorge Masvidal was once slated to fight Nick Diaz at UFC 235 in 2018. But due to reasons unknown, the matchup was eventually put to bed.
“Gamebred” now has his sights set on little brother Nate. Speaking to BJPenn.com Radio, Masvidal says he is willing to make it happen, as long as the younger Diaz remains at 170 pounds.
“Oh I definitely would love to, man,” Masvidal said. “Nate’s a warrior, he’s going to get in there and fight, you know, there’s no question about it, he’s going to just fight.
“I haven’t done my homework, is [Nate] a 170-pounder or is he doing this because Pettis is just a ’55er and … and they both just agreed to fight at ’70 and not cut the weight so they could give it all in the fight night and both of them just go in there and give it what they got in the fight instead of cutting weight?
“I don’t know if Nate is a long time ‘70-pounder now or what’s happening,” he continued. “But if he is, if he’s staying at ‘70 and that fight gets offered me, I’d love to fight Nate.”
Diaz is currently booked to face Anthony Pettis at UFC 241 on August 18th in Anaheim. Masvidal himself also has a fight lined up against Ben Askren at UFC 239 on July 7th in Las Vegas.