Nick Diaz Wants A Showdown With Jorge Masvidal As He Targets UFC Comeback In 2020
Nick Diaz has revealed that he is ready to make his long-awaited UFC return in 2020 and wants to avenge his brother's defeat to Jorge Masvidal.
The 36-year-old last competed inside the octagon against Anderson Silva at UFC 183 in 2015.
And the eldest Diaz brother is ready to end his hiatus from MMA as he eyes up a UFC comeback next year.
The Stockton native told Ariel Helwani's MMA Show that he wants to set up a showdown with BMF champ Masvidal.
"I'll fight anybody," the former UFC star said.
"This guy [Masvidal] can do anything he wants to do right now to make the most money possible.
"I'm like, you know, do the damn thing. [...] I'm doing my part, you do yours.
"They can do their part and then the show could go on."
"I never had nothing disrespectful to say, but you don't talk about baptizing my younger brother."@nickdiaz209 took offense to some of Jorge Masvidal's words about his brother Nate (via @arielhelwani) pic.twitter.com/QnibkWHehi
- ESPN MMA (@espnmma) November 11, 2019
Masvidal, 34, defeated Nate in a controversial third-round victory (via doctor's stoppage) at UFC 244 in New York earlier this month.
'Gamebred' had said that he wanted to "baptise" Nate (knock him out, in other words), but his comments didn't sit well with Nick and he hit back at the BMF champ.
"You want to talk about baptising my younger brother?" he said.
"That's on you. Like, you don't talk about baptising my younger brother, so you're already in a f****d position if you fight with me.
"You don't f*****g talk about baptising someone's younger brother.
"That's my baby brother. You don't talk like that to nobody."
ESPN reports that Diaz's manager, Kevin Mubenga, said they are aiming for his comeback fight in the spring.
And Mubenga added that they would want the clash with Masvidal to be held at the AT&T Stadium, which is the home of the Dallas Cowboys, in Texas.
Diaz called on UFC president Dana White to book the fight and said that it was now in 'his hands' to arrange the showdown with Masvidal.
"You know, it's on you, Dana," he said.
"It's on you, UFC. [...] That's on them.
"It's in your hands now. Cowboy Stadium."
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