Jorge Masvidal picks Nick Diaz to beat Robbie Lawler at UFC 266

Jorge Masvidal has spent lots of time with Robbie Lawler; nonetheless, he has doubts that “Ruthless” can rattle Nick Diaz at UFC 266.

Masvidal (No. 6 welterweight) is angling for a possible match-up towards Diaz and shared his prediction for Diaz vs. Lawler II, happening at UFC 266 contained in the T-Cell Enviornment in Las Vegas, Nevada on Sat., Sept. 25 by way of ESPN+ pay-per-view (PPV).

“Very on this consequence, in fact. Love Robbie Lawler. We had been teammates for about 4 years. One of many higher guys within the sport – only a stand-up dude, nice dude, nice fighter. I don’t assume he’s the identical fighter that he was 4 years in the past. I haven’t seen Nick Diaz combat in eight years, so this combat to me may be very, like – I don’t know what’s going to occur,” Masvidal mentioned in a stay Q&A on his YouTube channel (h/t MMA Junkie. “I haven’t seen Nick combat. I didn’t know if he was staying in one of the best form or not throughout these eight years. It’s not that ring rust is every part, however eight years is lots of time to be sitting on the bench. So I wish to say that Robbie hasn’t been wanting like himself, he hasn’t been wanting the best in his fights with – this can be a robust one to name for me. But when I used to be going to place cash on it, I’d most likely lean in direction of Nick.”

Diaz (26-9) gained their first combat by way of knockout (KO) at 1:31 of spherical two, enhancing to 9-2 as knowledgeable combined martial arts (MMA) fighter. Lawler (28-15) dropped to 8-2 on account of the result; nonetheless, each males had been destined for better issues. Diaz amassed an infinite following due to his anti-establishment perspective. A win over B.J. Penn was adopted by fights towards Carlos Condit and Georges St-Pierre for the UFC Interim Welterweight and UFC Welterweight titles, respectively. He subsequently fought Anderson Silva.

UFC 266 is headlined by a UFC Featherweight title combat pitting reigning champion Alex Volkanovski vs. Brian Ortega. Additionally on the cardboard is a UFC Ladies’s Flyweight title combat between Valentina Shevchenko and Lauren Murphy.

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