UFC president Dana White has soured on the idea of a rematch between Jorge Masvidal and Nate Diaz, at least for the moment. Instead, he is trying to arrange a grudge match between Masvidal and Colby Covington.
White announced this at the press conference following UFC 253, saying “It’s very possible [Masvidal vs. Covington] is next,” adding: “That’s the fight that makes sense.”
Masvidal and Diaz fought at UFC 244 last November for the newly minted “BMF” belt, with Masvidal winning by TKO due to a doctor’s stoppage between the third and fourth rounds.
Although the UFC is no longer targeting a rematch, White did not reject the idea of it happening at some point down the line.