ESPN have confirmed that the potentially massive showdown between Jorge Masvidal and Nate Diaz will serve as the UFC 244 headliner.
Brett Okamoto spoke to UFC president Dana White and confirmed the news on Saturday ahead of UFC 242 in Abu Dhabi.
Breaking: Nate Diaz vs. Jorge Masvidal will HEADLINE UFC 244 on Nov. 2 in NYC, per Dana White. pic.twitter.com/64YSrS8rNq
— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) September 7, 2019
Nate Diaz took to the microphone after his impressive UFC 241 victory over Anthony Pettis to call out his fellow welterweight contender Jorge Masvidal – whose own status has shot through the roof following massive wins over Ben Askren and Darren Till.
According to ESPN‘s Ariel Helwani, the fight will be contested over five-rounds and will serve as the Madison Square Garden card’s main-event.
And then after an intense day of negotiations, they got the deal done yesterday afternoon.
Five round main event. No title (except the BMF title, of course). MSG.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) September 7, 2019