The question of who the “BMF” of the UFC was answered Saturday at Madison Square Garden with Jorge Masvidal dominating Nate Diaz in the welterweight contest.
The bout was stopped after the 3rd round after a large cut was opened over the right eye of Diaz and was deemed unable to safely continue to fight. Fans were left unsatisfied with the doctors decision with “boo’s” heard throughout the stadium. Nonetheless, make no mistake about it: Masvidal dominated the fight up until the stoppage. Still, “Gamebred” offered to rematch the Stockton native:
“I told Nate right now, I swear we’re going to be running it back. You gave me the love, I’m gonna give it right back. If the UFC lets it happen, lets run it back.”
The question remains: When is the best time for them to do that rematch? Now? In the future? Only Masvidal, his camp, and the UFC now can determine that.
Masvidal got the better of Diaz in all 3 rounds, dropping his opponent several times with strikes as well as cutting him with a big elbow from the clinch. Masvidal now goes to 3-0 over his last 3 fights, and is clearly next in the line for the winner of the Welterweight title fight on December 14th between Kamaru Usman and Colby Covington.
Another option for Masvidal is the Irish superstar Conor Mcgregor. Rumors have been swirling of a potential match with lightweight “Cowboy” Cerrone. However a chance at the “BMF” belt may be too much for Mcgregor to pass up at this point.
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