Jorge Masvidal can’t wait Nate Diaz, says the fighter on the promotional pre-fight news conference.
“I’ve seen Nate before. We’ve run into each other here and there. We’ve been in this sport for a long-ass time, so I’ve seen him in a couple of spots,” said Masvidal (34-13 MMA, 11-6 UFC). “My impressions were, “Let’s go, man. Let’s (expletive) fight, man.” And I think he thinks much like me.”
“I’ve gotta do these press conferences and I’ve gotta do these things to make the money and put it in my pocket. But at the end of the day, I want to just fight, man. That’s what I want to (expletive) do. That’s what I signed up for, you know? That’s what I love to do.”
The pair took part in a rooftop press conference in New York.
They dress different. They talk different. But they're cut from the same cloth.
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“Of course, there’s a million things happen in that staredown,” he said, explaining his mindset during the faceoff. “My mind processes things at such a (expletive) fast rate when it comes to those moments. The information that I do get, though, is for myself. I can’t tell you or nobody.”
The pair will fight for a newly minted “BMF” belt.
“That’s (expletive) awesome, man,” he smiled. “The Rock’s a bad mother (expletive) his damn self, so that’s a pretty cool thing, man.”
The bout was pitched as a battle between two of the biggest gangsters in the UFC.
“Damn right, I’m not a West Coast gangster,” he said. “I’m from Miami, Florida. That’s in the South. That’s as south as you can go. I was raised by (expletive), by the Latin community, and that’s what I am. I’m a Latin mother (expletive), thugged-out mother (expletive) goon from Miami, Fla. That’s what I am.”