The UFC is targeting a ‘BMF’ title rematch between Jorge Masvidal and Nate Diaz per president Dana White.
Masvidal and Diaz contested for what was supposedly a one-off championship in November of last year but the bout was waved off somewhat controversially due to a cut on Diaz’s eye at the end of the third round.
Both competitors were quick to call for a rematch in the wake of the decision and according to White, Masvidal is now pushing for the pair to run it back either late this year or early 2021.
“It’s being worked on,” White told ESPN. “That fight is in the works.”
“[Masvidal] wants to defend [the BMF belt] against Diaz. They were the first two to fight for it, so he wants to put it up versus Nate again.”
Masvidal (35-14) last competed for the welterweight championship at UFC 251 in August after accepting the fight on short notice after Kamaru Usman’s original opponent Gilbert Burns tested positive for COVID-19. Masvidal would lose the bout via unanimous decision, bringing an end to a three-fight winning streak.
Diaz (20-12) meanwhile has yet to fight since losing to Masvidal in the main event of UFC 244.