Former UFC welterweight title contender Jorge Masvidal shared his thoughts about the upcoming rematch between Nick Diaz and Robbie Lawler, which will take place on September 25 as part of the UFC 266.
Nick Diaz and Robbie Lawler will meet next Saturday night in a five-round bantamweight bout without a title at UFC 266. This is a long-awaited rematch between two fan favorites after Diaz knocked out Lawler with punches back in 2004 17 years later, and now the two are going to fight again in a fight that actually has no consequences for the title, given that both Diaz and Lawler are not rated fighters. But they are both big names in the sport, so it is not surprising that Masvidal recently said that he would like to meet the winner of the fight.
Speaking on his YouTube channel, Masvidal was asked who he thinks will win the Diaz vs. Lawler 2 fight. If you ask Masvidal to pick a winner, he says he’d put his money on Diaz.
“Very interested in this outcome, of course. Love Robbie Lawler. We were teammates for about four years. One of the better guys in the sport – just a stand-up dude, great dude, great fighter. I don’t think he’s the same fighter that he was four years ago. I haven’t seen Nick Diaz fight in eight years, so this fight to me is very, like – I don’t know what’s going to happen,” Jorge Masvidal said
“I haven’t seen Nick fight. I didn’t know if he was staying in the best shape or not during these eight years. It’s not that ring rust is everything, but eight years is a lot of time to be sitting on the bench. So I want to say that Robbie hasn’t been looking like himself, he hasn’t been looking the greatest in his fights with – this is a tough one to call for me. But if I was going to put money on it, I’d probably lean toward Nick.”