A welterweight bout between Nate Diaz, 34, of Stockton, California, United States and Jorge “Gamebred” Masvidal, 34, of Miami, Florida, USA is something mixed martial arts fans are interested in. Fortunately, UFC president Dana White, 50, is game.
On July 6, 2019, Masvidal made the record of the fastest knockout in the history of the UFC. He knocked out former ONE Welterweight World Champion Ben “Funky” Askren, 34, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA via flying knee after 5 seconds in the first round at “UFC 239” at the T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada, USA.
On August 17, 2019, Diaz defeated Anthony “Showtime” Pettis, 32, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA in the co-main event of “UFC 241” at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California, USA via unanimous decision. In the winner’s post-fight interview with Joe Rogan, 52, in the octagon, he called out Masvidal.
“I want to defend my title against Jorge,” Diaz said. “He’s a gangster, but he ain’t no West Coast gangster.”
During the “UFC 241” post-fight press conference, Diaz pointed out that he and Masvidal are fighting for “the baddest-motherf—-r-in-the-game belt.” In the conference, White was asked about the possibility of pitting the two UFC welterweight stars against each other.
“Who wouldn’t want to see that fight?” the UFC president asked “I think everyone would want to see that fight. I don’t know. We’ll wait to see how everything plays out.”
Winning at “UFC 241” improved the professional MMA record of Diaz to 20 wins and 11 losses. On the other hand, breaking Askren’s undefeated professional MMA record improved Masvidal’s record to 34 wins and 13 losses.
Masvidal was born on November 12, 1984 in Miami to a Cuban father and a Peruvian mother. He competed in wrestling at St. Brendan High School in Westchester, Florida.
Diaz was born on April 16, 1985 in Stockton to a Mexican father and a German-American mother. He went to Tokay High School in Lodi, California.
Here is Diaz’s “UFC 241” post-fight interview with Rogan: