Simply final month, the BMF title rematch appeared to be locked in.
UFC boss Dana White even mentioned as a lot, with Jorge Masvidal and Nate Diaz prepared to satisfy once more a yr after their first struggle for the suitable to be known as the baddest motherf***** at UFC 244 in Madison Sq. Backyard.
On that night time, Masvidal was the victor, profitable by way of a physician stoppage after Diaz suffered a nasty minimize.
On the time, Diaz mentioned he needed to run it again and Masvidal all the time mentioned he was , however abruptly, issues have modified – so far as White is anxious.
“It’s very attainable (Masivdal vs. Covington) is subsequent,” White mentioned following UFC 253. “I don’t know if we’ve even talked to Nate but. However yeah, after the Colby struggle [against Tyron Woodley], how do you not make that struggle? That’s the struggle that is smart.
“The Nate Diaz rematch goes to be there it doesn’t matter what occurs,” White added.
This appears like a well-recognized story to Diaz. It’s typically mentioned the McGregor trilogy is all the time there for him, too, however the Irishman’s plans are extra unstable than anybody within the sport.
Diaz launched a video – a really properly made one at that – final night time which subtly says he needs to be preventing Masvidal subsequent.
With Masvidal’s ascension to famous person standing in the identical realm within the absence of McGregor, White has to consider the right way to take advantage of cash from him.
Covington is public enemy primary proper now. Following his victory over Woodley, ‘Chaos’ determined to name Black Lives Matter a sham and has enraged many People and past.
Masvidal needs one other shot at welterweight champion Kamaru Usman, so does Covington. Add of their historical past collectively as former buddies and coaching companions, it makes some sense.
Nevertheless, is it truthful that Diaz has to take a aspect step proper now?