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Exclusive: Vicente Luque opens up on Nate Diaz vs Jorge Masvidal rematch and thoughts on missing out on big clash

Vicente Luque was open to facing Nate Diaz or Jorge Masvidal

Vicente Luque wanted a piece of Nate Diaz but Jorge Masvidal seems set for a rematch soon

Vicente Luque was the latest star to feature on the WERMMA show. The 28-year-old was coming off back-to-back wins over Randy Brown and Niko Price and wanted to fight soon too.

Luque was keen on taking on Nate Diaz, however, that wasn’t to be. Diaz hasn’t fought since losing the BMF clash against Jorge Masvidal, but a rematch is in the works.

Vicente Luque in action in the UFC
Vicente Luque punches Randy Brown in their welterweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on August 01, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Masvidal, for his part, lost the chance to become UFC Welterweight champion. Kamaru Usman kept hold of the title but a BMF rematch could be one of the biggest fights of the year.

Luque opened up on missing out on this clash but understood why Diaz vs Masvidal 2 was set up:

“The first fight was pretty decisive. I think Masvidal showed it. He went in there and won I think every round.

“I don’t know if it makes sense but it’s a fight that people want to see. I know their styles match well in a way and I get it that the fight is going to happen.”

Want to fight either of them

While there is no clarity on who Luque faces next, he wanted to take either of Masvidal or Diaz on.

The 28-year-old added that he was going to keep working at it and ensure that people won’t wait to fight him:

“I would love to fight either of them.

“Think that I match up really well with either of them. It would be a hell of a fight but it didn’t happen, so I am gonna keep working my way up.

“I know eventually I am going to get to that point where they are gonna want to call my name, so I am going to wait for that.”

While Luque waits for another fight, he did share some of his predictions. The 28-year-old backed Paulo Costa to defeat Israel Adesanya while he believed Khabib Nurmagomedov would sneak past Justin Gaethje.

UFC 244 saw Jorge Masvidal defeat Nate Diaz to win the BMF title
Jorge Masvidal (R) speaks to Nate Diaz after he is awarded victory by TKO on a medical stoppage against in the Welterweight “BMF” championship bout (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images)

He also backed his teammate Gilbert Burns to defeat Usman, and added that the UFC is still working on getting the pair in the Octagon.

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Written by Saiyed Adeem Karim

Ditching a corporate job to follow a dream isn't easy, but when football comes calling, who can say no? Been following the beautiful game since 1998. Liverpool addict, F1 fanatic!

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