Jorge Masvidal has extended an invitation to Nate Diaz, challenging him to go to war inside the octagon once he settles his beef with Anthony Pettis tonight.
Masvidal is well and truly on top of the world.
Fresh off of his stunning five-second knockout of Ben Askren at UFC 239, Gamebred has been linked to fights with everyone from Conor McGregor to the latest man in his sights, Nate Diaz.
Both men are known for their no bulls**t approach to the fight-business and with each of their respective stocks close to their peaks, if all goes well for Diaz against Showtime Pettis, perhaps the UFC will see this fight’s explosive potential – even with the possibility of a third showdown between Nate and his great rival Conor McGregor on the cards.
Speaking in a recent interview with TheMacLife, Jorge expressed his interest in throwing down with the UFC 241 co-main event superstar in the future, citing their shared love of violence as something that could produce sparks once the cage doors close.
“In a heartbeat, we’re signing. I’ve been chasing the belt for 16 years, but that’s such a fight for me, for the fans, for the sport, and it’s two Latin dogs just going at it. We haven’t seen that in the sport too much.
“We need to see it. You’re just going to lock up two dogs in the cage and let them go. Let’s find out what happens. That’s a fight I would love. If that fight gets offered, we’re taking it.”
“I’ve got 16 years working with one goal in mind, and that’s to get the belt, and if I’m not fighting for that belt and I’m so close to it and it was promised to me after the Ben Askren fight, it has to be something of significant force – and they’ve gotta pay me, man. That’s about it.”
Cillian Cunningham, Pundit Arena