Jorge Masvidal Offers Fresh Update On Nick Diaz Ahead Of Potential UFC Mega-Fight
Jorge Masvidal says a bout against MMA legend Nick Diaz is a fight that "pumps" him up.
Diaz hasn't fought since 2015 but he has expressed his desire to come out of hiatus to avenge his brother's defeat to Masvidal at UFC 244.
Masvidal stopped the younger Diaz brother in their main-event bout in New York to claim the 'BMF' title, and it appears his victory over him may have lured Nick out of retirement.
The 36-year-old Stockton fighter wants a piece of Masvidal, and the feeling is mutual.
"If he's got that fire lit under him, I know we're going to have a fight," the Miami native explained to Brendan Schaub on Food Truck Diaries.
"I know Nick's a dog. He's going to take whatever I can give, and I'm going to give him everything that I got to hit the off button, to turn him off, as well, so I'm excited for the fight.
"I know he wants to hurt me. He has to avenge his little brother, so it's a fight that pumps me up.
"Huge fight, and it has a huge backstory, too," he added. "It's definitely a fight, and always growing up, me and Nick both fought in Strikeforce in different shows, and I've always liked Nick's style, as well.
"I've always liked how he scraps. I never thought he was the most skilled guy, but I think he's one of the guys with the biggest heart, you know? Would just lay it all out there, win or lose.
"He'd always give it his all, and that's something that I truly admire, that quality in a fighter. If he's the fastest, strongest, it's good, but my favorite quality in a fighter is the dog, is the guy that just doesn't take no for an answer - even if he gets beat up, but he just never took no for an answer."
Nick Diaz called for a fight with Masvidal to take place in Dallas, Texas, at the AT&T Stadium, which is the home of NFL side Dallas Cowboys.