Jorge Masvidal offers to step in against Nate Diaz at UFC 230

Nate Diaz, Jorge Masvidal

Earlier this evening the MMA community was rocked by the unfortunate news that Dustin Poirier has been forced out of his anticipated lightweight contender bout with Nate Diaz, which was scheduled for UFC 230 this November 3 in New York City.

It did not take long for the MMA community to start brainstorming potential replacement opponents for Nate Diaz.

One fighter to quickly throw their name in the ring was UFC welterweight contender Jorge Masvidal.

Although Masvidal has recently been flirting with a return to his former haunts in the UFC lightweight division, he stipulated that, if he is going to fight Nate Diaz at UFC 230, the fight will have to occur at welterweight as he won’t be able to make the lightweight division’s 155-pound limit in time for November 3.

Jorge Masvidal made this offer on Twitter on Tuesday night.

“[Nate Diaz] at 170 I got you homie,” he said.

“#209 vs #305 stock vs stacks lets run it,” he added in another Tweet, referencing the area codes of his and Nate Diaz’s hometowns.

Does a UFC 230 welterweight fight between Nate Diaz and Jorge Masvidal interest you? Perhaps the better question is: do you think this is a fight Diaz would accept? Join the conversation in the comments section below.

This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 10/9/2018.