The weekend was action-packed. UFC 242 went down with some stellar performances, Khabib Nurmagomedov achieved his 28th consecutive victory, Paul Felder got revenge in his rematch against Edson Barboza and Islam Makhachev represented his Dagestani followers with a unanimous decision win. On top of this, the UFC announced that the ‘baddest motherf**kers in the game’ will be fighting later this year — Jorge Masvidal and Nate Diaz.
Brett Okamoto and Dana White announced that Diaz will be facing Masvidal at UFC 244 in November at Madison Square Garden, New York City.
Diaz recently ended a three-year hiatus with a unanimous decision win over Anthony Pettis at UFC 241. In his post-fight Octagon interview, he name-dropped Masvidal for a potential fight.
His call-out has come to fruition, but ‘Gamebred’ is more than confident he can secure the victory. He’s already predicting winning the belt and called on an unsuspecting celebrity to put it around his waist.
This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 9/9/2019.