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Jorge Masvidal Says Nate Diaz Fight Negotiations Have Already Started

Jorge Masvidal Says Nate Diaz Fight Negotiations Have Already Started

Jorge Masvidal has revealed that he's already in talks with Nate Diaz over their potential fight, just days after the Stockton born star called Masvidal the 'best fighter.'

On Saturday night Diaz returned to the octagon for the first time since losing to Conor McGregor in August 2016 by beating Anthony Pettis.

Following the fight the 34-year-old said that Masvidal, who's last outing was his record breaking win over Ben Askren, was the, "best fighter to me; the best martial artist that's still on top of the game," and that fight could now take place in November or December.

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Speaking to his YouTube channel Masvidal revealed that talks have already begun for the pair to fight, saying, "We're just negotiating now, and let's give the fans a fight that they want to see. Two dogs, locked in a cage, going for the jugular.

"You know that I can get hit with a baseball bat, it don't mean nothing, and same thing with my rival. You can hit that dude with a f***ing baseball bat to the kneecaps, he's going to keep coming.

"It's a fight the fans want and it's a fight they're gonna get."

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UFC fans were extremely happy to see Diaz back in action at the weekend and that delight coupled with his win over Pettis have instantly made him a huge draw again.

Masvidal is coming off the back of two huge wins. He beat Darren Till in London with a big knockout punch but made an even bigger name for himself against Askren.

The two entered a war of words ahead of their fight at UFC 239 in July but Masvidal ended the fight within just five seconds with a flying knee straight out the blocks as his opponent went for an immediate takedown.

Masvidal celebrates his win over Darren Till. Image: PA Images
Masvidal celebrates his win over Darren Till. Image: PA Images
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Asked when he'd like the fight the 34-year-old told his channel it would be 'November or December,' with more emphasis on December, but it's unlikely to be at UFC 244 with Gamebred saying he has no interest in fighting at Madison Square Garden.

Before the end of this year we could find out who really is the 'baddest motherf**ker in the game.'

Topics: Anthony Pettis, UFC 239, Conor Mcgregor, Nate Diaz, Jorge Masvidal, Ben Askren, UFC News, MMA News, UFC 241, UFC

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