There are few fighters more proud than Nate Diaz and it appears he doesn’t want a rematch with Jorge Masvidal. Or, at least, he’s playing hard to get.
Diaz was unsuccessful in winning the ‘BMF’ belt he dreamed into reality at UFC 244, losing to Masvidal in between the third and fourth round due to a doctor’s stoppage.
The doctor put a stop to the fight after deeming the two lacerations above and below Diaz’s right eye to be too much of an issue for the Stockton native.
Due to the nature of the fight’s anti-climactic end, Masvidal offered up an instant rematch to Diaz. However, in the post-fight press conference, Diaz suggested he didn’t believe Masvidal nor the UFC were truly willing to give him another chance at the Cuban-American, citing “f**kery.”
It seems Diaz’s opinion hasn’t changed since the dust had finally settled after UFC 244.
“F**k a rematch,” Diaz began when he took to Instagram. “This s**t was over before it started.
“I’m going on out on tour. Peace out fight game.”
If that’s a threat to the UFC brass, they would be wise to take such a statement from Diaz seriously.
Diaz happily sat out three years away from the Octagon from 2016 to 2019 after not being given a rematch against notorious Dubliner Conor McGregor.
The Californian returned to the cage in August this year, handily beating former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis with relative ease despite his extended hiatus.
Let’s hope Diaz is set to repeat that break away from the sport, and we see him back competing again soon.