Jorge Masvidal Throws Major Shade at Nate Diaz [LOOK]

Nate Diaz & Jorge Masvidal

Getty Nate Diaz and Jorge Masvidal fight at UFC 244 in November 2019.

They may have fought at UFC 244, but there’s far from unfinished business between Jorge Masvidal and Nate Diaz.

The two MMA superstars headlined the Madison Square Garden event in November 2019, competing for the UFC’s “Baddest Motherf*****” title. Both men entered the Octagon with a considerable amount of hype following them. Diaz had just returned to the promotion a few months prior after more than three years away from the sport, and he notched a unanimous decision win over former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis.

On the other end, Masvidal made his return to the cage that year as well, rattling off back-to-back KO victories over Darren Till and Ben Askren.

Unfortunately, Masvidal vs. Diaz had an anti-climatic ending. Diaz sustained a massive cut over his eye and the doctor waved off the fight in between the third and fourth rounds. There were calls for an immediate rematch right after, however “Gamebred” elected to pursue the welterweight title instead.

Fast-forward two years and the combatants still have bad blood. And Masvidal took a shot at Diaz via Twitter on December 15, 2021, which elicited a response from the Stockton, California, fighter.

Masvidal’s barb was a reaction to Diaz’s tweet from a few days prior when Diaz reacted to UFC 269’s Charles Oliveira vs. Dustin Poirier. “These guys don’t get any better,” Diaz tweeted, ending with a facepalm emoji.

Well, Masvidal thinks Diaz’s comment on the lightweight title fight was “ironic,” ripping Diaz’s defense.

“Just came across this and it’s so ironic that the individual who can’t block low kicks high kicks or mid kicks is talking shit about fighters getting better #canyouevenspelldoubleleg,” Masvidal tweeted.

Not to be outdone, Diaz replied with a screenshot of Masvidal’s second fight with 170-pound champ Kamaru Usman, when he was knocked out cold at UFC 261 in April 2021. “I just came acrosss this,” Diaz tweeted. See below:

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Masvidal Received a Title Fight After Winning the ‘BMF’ Belt

Instead of rematching Diaz, Gamebred sat out after winning the “BMF” belt and waited for his shot at Usman’s welterweight belt. It came in July 2020 after Usman’s original opponent, Gilbert Burns, pulled out of their scheduled bout at UFC 251 due to contracting COVID-19.

On less than a week’s notice, Masvidal stepped in and fought “The Nigerian Nightmare” for five rounds, but he ultimately lost the contest via unanimous decision.

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Masvidal Was Knocked Out in His Second Match With Usman

Masvidal then elected to wait for a rematch with Usman, leaning on the fact that he didn’t have a training camp to prepare for The Nigerian Nightmare their first go-around.

He received another fight with Usman, however the outcome was a lot worse for Gamebred. They competed in April 2021 at UFC 261 and Masvidal was brutally knocked out in the second round.

The 50-fight veteran has yet to fight since then. He was scheduled to compete last weekend at UFC 269, but he pulled out with an injury.

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