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Nate Diaz Called Out 'Grinning' Jorge Masvidal For A Blockbuster UFC Clash

Nate Diaz Called Out 'Grinning' Jorge Masvidal For A Blockbuster UFC Clash

Nate Diaz has pulled no punches as he called out Jorge Masvidal after his stunning victory at UFC 241 on Saturday.

The UFC star, 34, returned to the octagon after a three-year hiatus to secure a decision win over Anthony Pettis at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California.

But Diaz wasted little time after the fight to eye up a potential blockbuster clash with Masvidal, who has had a heated rivalry with Conor McGregor in recent months.

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"The reason I was off is cause everybody sucked and there was nobody to fight," the American said during his post-fight interview.

"With this belt, I want to defend it against Jorge Masvidal, he had a good last fight.

"All respect to the man, but there ain't no gangsters in his game anymore.

"I know my man's a gangster, but he ain't no west coast gangster."

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Masvidal, 34, was in attendance at UFC 241 and couldn't stop grinning at Diaz's callout.

The American MMA fighter previously fought at UFC 239 last month against Ben Askren and recorded the fastest knockout in UFC history with a flying knee strike.

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Diaz took no prisoners ahead of the Pettis fight as he told UFC that he was officially "back" and said he would "showcase real martial skills against real martial artists."

He continued: "To let all the fighters know who are holding on and scoring points and winning the rounds that's cool, right on for getting your money, but that's some wack-a** martial arts.

"That's not even martial arts; that's point fighting."

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Should Masvidal fight Diaz next?

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Featured Image Credit: BT Sport

Topics: Anthony Pettis, Nate Diaz, Jorge Masvidal, UFC News, MMA News, UFC 241, UFC, MMA

Adnan Riaz

Adnan Riaz is a journalist for SPORTbible. He studied for a B.A. in History at the University of York and followed it up with an M.A. in Multimedia Journalism at MMU. Before he started writing about sports, he spent over four years in the gaming press. He has worked for several publications, including Hardcore Gamer, LADbible and the Manchester Evening News. Follow him on Twitter to find out what he is working on next. Got a story tip for Adnan? Email him: [email protected]biblegroup.com

 

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