Nate Diaz is back, and it’s with a vengeance.
The UFC star returned to the Octagon after a three year lay off to meet Anthony Pettis in the co-main of UFC 241, and he didn’t miss a step. Diaz showed incredible forward pressure and great grappling that eventually zapped Pettis of his energy en route to a Diaz decision win.
But while Diaz’ performance captured fan attention, it’s likely his words immediately afterwards that will be the takeaway from the night.
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After saying he’d only been away for so long because all of his fellow fighters suck, Diaz pointed to a Mr. Jorge Masvidal at ringside and noted him as a potential next opponent. Cue a grinning Masivdal on screen.
“I know my man is a gangster but he ain’t no Westcoast gangster,” Diaz said, speaking to Joe Rogan.
Earlier this week in an interview with TheMacLife.com, Masvidal admitted that, while he’s determined to get a fight for the UFC welterweight title, should a Diaz fight be offered to him it’d be too good to decline.