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‘This guy is just a ****** diva’ – Jorge Masvidal suggests Nate Diaz is making it difficult for UFC to book last fight


Nate Diaz is desperate to set up the last fight of his UFC contract, but Jorge Masvidal claims Diaz is the problem.

Masvidal and Diaz challenged for the title of “Bad MFer” in the UFC in 2019, but the fight ended thanks to a medical stoppage due to cuts to Diaz’s face.

Diaz lost to Masvidal after being stopped at UFC 244
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Diaz, now 37, publicly begged the UFC to give him the final fight on his contract, but plans to face Dustin Poirier and Khamzat Chaimaev ultimately fell through.

Masvidal claims it’s actually Diaz who makes life difficult in the UFC and acts like a “diva”.

“I think he has too many CTEs, he probably can’t even figure out what they’re putting in front of him. I do not know. I usually don’t side with the UFC on a lot of things, but from what I’ve heard and seen, I’m like, this guy is just a fucking diva, bro – just fucking fight,” Masvidal said during his Monday appearance on The MMA Hour.

“I could sign him in his last fight if he wants. All that chatter he’s been doing lately. I wouldn’t mind breaking his jaw and sending him to whatever casino he’s going to fight or the Indian reservation where he’s headlining. That does not bother me.

‘This guy is just a ****** diva’ – Jorge Masvidal suggests Nate Diaz is making it difficult for UFC to book last fight
Diaz is desperate to have his last fight in the UFC as soon as possible
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“But he won’t sign when my name is mentioned again. It’s another ghost-ghost on [UFC executive] Hunter [Campbell], on all matchmakers for weeks when my name is mentioned. So whatever.”

Diaz and Masvidal initially fought for the BMF belt due to mutual respect. However, since their date at Madison Square Garden, that respect seems to have dissipated.

So what has changed?

‘This guy is just a ****** diva’ – Jorge Masvidal suggests Nate Diaz is making it difficult for UFC to book last fight
Masvidal and Diaz went to war for the BMF title, but mutual respect existed
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“I guess I kicked him in the f–ng changed mouth,” Masvidal explained. “The referee stopped him because he had many cuts on his face. I never went to see the referee [and said], ‘Hey, you should stop this fight. This guy looks in bad shape.

“Yet he called me a coward, said all kinds of bullshit and continues to play like that. You don’t have to get the rematch like that. You can just say, “Hey, let’s rematch”. It was a good first fight. Calling me a coward, or I was ready to give up, have you ever seen me give up in a fight?

“Like me, I just go back to headquarters and say, ‘No, this guy is too much,’ especially if I’m on all the ****** judges’ scorecards before rounds four and five, all the damage I put this guy, I’ll all of a sudden I’ll just stop because the pace was too strong.

‘This guy is just a ****** diva’ – Jorge Masvidal suggests Nate Diaz is making it difficult for UFC to book last fight
Diaz has been called a “diva” by Masvidal

“If anyone had to stop, it was him,” he added. “So he called me a coward, he said I was getting tired, I was about to quit, it’s like, you don’t have to do all this bro. But if you want to, of course you can join the list of idiots I know.

Masvidal is also looking for a UFC fight this year and he and Diaz are believed to be potential opponents for Conor McGregor’s return to the UFC.

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