If a UFC welterweight title shot at Kamaru Usman isn’t forthcoming, Jorge Masvidal would like to fight Nate Diaz next.
Masvidal is coming off a devastating knockout win over Liverpool’s Darren Till at UFC London on Saturday.
The win undoubtedly increased his stock in the welterweight division, considering Masvidal was coming off a layoff lasting almost a year and a half, and that Till was recently a title challenger in the division.
But Masvidal’s stunning victory may not be enough to secure a fight with Usman, with former interim UFC welterweight champion Colby Covington waiting in the wings.
Biggest fight out there or title shot https://t.co/GMF1xScWBo
— Jorge Masvidal UFC (@GamebredFighter) March 18, 2019
Masvidal appears to believe the biggest fight for him out there, besides a crack at the UFC welterweight championship, would be with Diaz.
Diaz’s star exponentially grew following his two fights with Conor McGregor in 2016. He was due to return to the sport in 2018, fighting Dustin Poirier, but the latter pulled out of talks to have surgery after growing frustrated with the lengthy negotiations.
Masvidal’s time in the spotlight is long overdue, and his win over Till presents him with plenty of options.
Following his win at UFC London, Masvidal made headlines for getting involved in a backstage punch-up with fellow welterweight Leon Edwards.