‘Gamebred’ Masvidal makes video, says he’s ready to face Nate Diaz

Published on Tuesday, 8/20/19, at 10:59 p.m. Eastern.

Jorge Masvidal issued a response to Nate Diaz’s call out Tuesday on social media.

Check out his exact words in the tweet below, but here’s the short version: ‘Gamebred’ is down and negotiations are already underway. Masvidal suggested a December date.

Fresh off his win over Anthony ‘Showtime’ Pettis, Diaz declared himself the owner of the UFC’s Baddest Mother Fucker Belt. He paid homage to Masvidal as a real gangster, just “not a West-Coast gangster.”

BetOnline opened the fight as a pick ’em on Sunday before adjusting to Masvidal as the -115 favorite. Diaz’s price is -105.

Conor McGregor took to Instagram today and offered props to Diaz.

Diaz entered the welterweight rankings at No. 7. Pettis dropped five spots to 12th.

After beating Yoel Romero in a controversial decision, Paulo Costa elevated six spots into the No. 2 position at middleweight. He’ll likely get the winner of Israel ‘The Last Stylebender’ Adesanya vs. Robert Whittaker, the UFC 243 headliner in Melbourne, Australia that will unify the the middleweight championship.

You can read more of my reaction to Costa-Romero in this piece over at MajorWager.com, or listen to my UFC 241 Rewind on MajorWager’s YouTube channel.

Former Alabama football player Eryk ‘Ya Boi’ Anders (12-4 MMA, 4-4 UFC) has landed another fight. According to a report from the UFC Unfiltered podcast that’s been confirmed by several MMA media outlets, Anders will take on Gerald Meerschaert at UFC Tampa on Oct. 12.

Anders will be moving back to the middleweight division after fighting at light heavyweight in his past two outings. ‘Ya Boi’ ended a three-fight losing streak by smashing Vinicius Moreira in 78 seconds at UFC Minnesota on June 29.

BrianEdwardsSports.com scored two split-decision losses in favor of Anders when he fought Lyoto Machida and Elias Theodorou. Another loss came to Thiago Santos when Anders collapsed of exhaustion going back to his corner at the end of Round 3.

That was a fight he took for his LHW debut on one week of notice. It earned Fight of the Night honors.

Demian Maia and Ben Askren have agreed to square off at UFC Singapore on Oct. 26.

One last tidbit: Dan Hardy has entered the USADA program while mulling a comeback fight. Hardy (25-10-1 MMA, 6-4-1 UFC) hasn’t graced the Octagon since Sept. 29 of 2012 when he beat Amir Sadollah by unanimous decision.

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