Vicente Luque: “I wanted to fight Jorge Masvidal”

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At UFC 260, Vicente Luque finished with the former champion in the first round. After that, he hoped to challenge the BMF himself.

Vicente Luque: "I wanted to fight Jorge Masvidal"

Unfortunately for Vicente Luque, Jorge Masvidal is now given a rematch with reigning undisputed UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman. Thus, the Brazilian’s plan is being questioned.

“The fight I really wanted, Kamaru took it,” Vicente Luque said in his UFC 260 post-fight press conference. “I wanted to fight Masvidal. I think that fight would be a banger. Our styles match up really good. That’s why also I called out Nate Diaz, I think our styles match perfectly and if he’s interested in coming out of retirement, I’ll not fight a top-five [opponent] to fight him [instead].

“But my focus is on the top of the division. So I don’t know, Leon Edwards, [Stephen Thompson], two guys that beat me, I would love those rematches, but we’ll see. We’ll see, there are many fights up there, and I definitely want a high-level opponent right now.”

In the co-main event of UFC 260, the longtime welterweight artist from Luque performed again. With what is arguably the most notable career win in terms of significance, Vicente Luque earned a first round choke hold after a chaotic bomb exchange with Tyron Woodley.

Vicente Luque vs. Tyron Woodley. Full fight

In all but two of the last seven bouts, Vicente Luque has received night honors. Assuming he can get Nate Diaz out of his two-year hiatus, the match is sure to lead to more bonuses for each person.

However, it would not be far-fetched to say that Vicente Luque is probably not a big enough star, in Diaz’s opinion, to agree to fight him, despite the contrast in the divisional hierarchy.

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