UFC President Dana White has spoken about Jorge Masvidal’s potential opponent at the UFC 253 post fight conference. It had come to terms that Jorge Masvidal’s next fight was supposed to be a rematch for the BMF belt with Nate Diaz later this year.
However, the whole dynamics of the game changed after Colby Covington brutally demolished former welterweight champ Tyron Woodley at UFC Fight Night. Colby won the match and straight away called out “Street Judas” Masvidal and “Marty fake Newsman” Kamaru Usman to a fight.
Covington’s breathtaking performance made Dana White think again about Masvidal’s next opponent. He had this to say at the UFC 253 press conference-
Dana says that they’re looking to book Covington vs Masvidal next before the rematch between Masvidal and Nate Diaz. “It’s very possible”, he said.
“After the Colby fight, how do you not make that fight?” Although there were talks already made for Nate Diaz vs Jorge Masvidal, the fight between Colby Covington and Jorge Masvidal does make sense first. The two former best friends and team members, now turned rivals will be a very hyped fight due to the bad blood boiling between the two since a long time.
What’s next for Nate Diaz?
“The Nate Diaz rematch is gonna be there, no matter what happens.”
Dana White confirmed that even though the fight to make right now is between Covington and Masvidal, the Diaz rematch will eventually take place. The 35 year old, Stockton bred fighter will have to wait to get his revenge on Masvidal.
The two met last at UFC 244 where Masvidal won the match via TKO at R3. Due to doctor’s stoppage, the referee had to call a stop to the contest. And hence, Masvidal became the inaugral champion of the BMF belt.