After Colby Covington’s big win over Tyron Woodley, it appears the UFC have changed course.
It was made public that Covington’s former teammate-turned foe Jorge Masvidal was all set to be booked in a “BMF” title rematch with Nate Diaz in the near future, but UFC President Dana White says that may no longer be the case.
“It’s very possible [Covington vs. Masvidal] is next,” White said in the UFC 253 post-fight press conference.
“I don’t know if we’ve even talked to Nate yet. But yeah, after the Colby fight [vs. Woodley], how do you not make that fight? That’s the fight that makes sense.
“The Nate Diaz rematch is going to be there no matter what happens,” White added.
First time round, Masvidal handily dismantled Diaz en route to a doctor’s stoppage in between the third and fourth round at UFC 244.
As fun as a BMF rematch would be between Masvidal and Diaz, but the argument against that fight is that it was a fairly dominant victory for the former last time round.
Covington called Masvidal out after his triumph over Woodley earlier in September.
In terms of blockbuster grudges which will garner a lot of pay-per-view buys, this contest between former friends would be the fight to book for the UFC.