Even though Nate Diaz and Jorge Masvidal both want it, UFC President Dana White won’t commit to a rematch after UFC 244.
The “BMF Title” match that saw Masvidal beat Diaz ended in a controversial referee stoppage, and both men stated they wanted to run the championship bout match. White, however, spoke at the post-fight press conference and said it isn’t a guarantee and doesn’t think it will happen right away.
“No, it doesn’t interest me right away. I think that I got asked a couple of questions tonight. ‘Diaz comes on in the later rounds, (so) If this fight had gone later, would they have stopped it?’ But it didn’t. It got stopped with cuts and Masvidal looked very dominant, he looked good. He’s looked good all year,” White said. “He’s had nothing but great fights all year. If anybody is the fighter of 2019, it’s definitely (him). I think he’s got some big options coming his way. There are a lot of options for him I think right now. We’ll see. We’ll see how everything plays out.”
White has often said he doesn’t book fights right after UFC shows, and previously stated that the BMF Title fight would be a one-off.