In a recent interview with Ariel Helwani Masvidal was asked about his possible rematch with Nate Diaz, and he said that fight would 100% happen.
“[Diaz] couldn’t come to terms with the UFC, this and that, blah blah blah,” Masvidal said. “I don’t know. I don’t know what goes on on the side. We tried to make that fight happen, my camp was talking to his camp, it didn’t happen.”
“I don’t know what the exact logistics are, he didn’t like the date, he thought about even more and realized this guy is gonna destroy his face. Maybe he wants to have a modelling career or something, I don’t know.”
“I told him I’d run it back, so you can believe that we’re running it back,” he said. “I don’t know when it’s going to happen, this year, the fight after this. I dunno. But guaranteed, we are running it back. At some point. So long as he says yes, I am more than willing to break his ribs, his face, his spirit again.”
“I know what he has, I know what he can offer at his best,” Jorge Masvidal speaks out on fight with Kamaru Usman
In the same interview he added, “I’m fighting Usman, I already fought him on six days,” Masvidal said on ESPN’s Helwani Show. “I know what he has, I know what he can offer at his best. One thing that I took away from our first fight is he’s not as mean as he proclaims, he is. I know he likes to jiggle his s**t on air like he’s Terry Crews, but he’s not mean. He’s not a mean guy.”
“There’s no way, if this was turned around and he stepped in against me on six days’ notice, that I don’t do everything in my power to leave him unconscious or break his arm or hurt him. He’s not that mean guy so I don’t feel like I need any more time than what I got. It’s perfect.”