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Report: Jorge Masvidal eyeing Nick Diaz, Colby Covington for next fight

Jorge Masvidal appears to be eyeing fan-friendly fights vs. Nick Diaz and Colby Covington.

Jorge Masvidal has plans for highly-anticipated bouts against Nick Diaz and Colby Covington.

Ariel Helwani reported on Monday that Masvidal is hoping to next fight Diaz or Covington, according to Masvidal’s manager Abraham Kawa.

“Spoke to Jorge Masvidal’s manager, Abraham Kawa, about what’s next for Masvidal,” Helwani tweeted. “He said Masvidal is targeting a return in October/November against either Nick Diaz or Colby Covington.”

Masvidal (35-15) is coming off consecutive losses to UFC Welterweight champion Kamaru Usman, most recently losing via second-round knockout at UFC 261 on April 24 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida.

Diaz (26-9) has not competed in professional mixed martial arts since a no-contest against Anderson Silva at UFC 183 on Jan. 31, 2015, and is winless dating back to a 2011 win over B.J. Penn. UFC President Dana White said in June that he expects Diaz to fight this year.

Covington (16-2) most recently beat Tyron Woodley via round five TKO (injury) at UFC Vegas 11 on Sept. 19, 2020. UFC boss White expects a rematch between Usman and Covington to serve as the next UFC Welterweight title fight; however, a date for the proposed match-up has yet to be confirmed.

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