If you aren’t excited for Jorge Masvidal’s upcoming clash with Nate Diaz at UFC 244 next month in New York City then there’s something seriously wrong with you.
That’s because Masvidal and Diaz, regardless of whatever bogus “BMF” title they are fighting for at UFC 244, are two of the most gritty fighters in the sport today. They may not command an undefeated professional record or an incredible win streak, but the two welterweights create more buzz and excitement around their fights than almost anyone, which is always followed through with superb performances inside of the Octagon.
With Masvidal coming off a record-setting, five-second knockout finish over welterweight contender Ben Askren at UFC 239 and Diaz returning from a three-year hiatus to defeat Anthony Pettis at UFC 241, the upcoming NYC headliner seems to be oozing with even more anticipation and expectations than ever before.
In preparation for UFC 244’s matchup between “Gamebred” and Diaz, the organization has released one hell of a promo video (shown above). While we’ve already seen some promotion for the “BMF” title fight next month from inside Madison Square Garden, including a recent NYC press conference (see it HERE), this absolutely takes the cake. There’s just something about this preview that gets the blood boiling.
One of these two MMA veterans will ultimately fall on their sword at UFC 244 on Nov. 2 while the other will walk away with the new “BMF” belt. Only time will tell if the hyped main event lives up to its billing, but based on history and readily available skill set Masvidal and Diaz should produce an instant classic when they finally square off.
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