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The fight was Masvidal’s 18th career stoppage victory which was noted as 5.00 stoppage victory but Masvidal aired his dissatisfaction with the stoppage and made it clear to Diaz after the fight, he will love to entertain a rematch.
“For a fact, you gave me the love I’ll give you the love,” Masvidal told Diaz. “I don’t like to leave the ring like this with my opponent still conscious. We have to run it back.”
Masvidal was the aggressor from the opening bell and made his intent known by firing heavy hands with some dangerous intent and in one of those shots caught Diaz with some unexpected elbow and a kick to the head that floored Diaz, which was followed with a flurry that ended up opening a cut above his eyelid. An event that ended up the most important set of punches in the fight.
Masvidal avoided joining Diaz on the mat but preferred outworking him while standing throughout the first round. The second round was more of the same despite avoiding Diaz’s tactic of turning up pressure, escaping each time He tries stalk or instigating a close quarter fight.
Diaz started showing signs, he was growing into the fight with combinations and despite also losing the the third round to Masvidal, it was his best and left the fans salivating for the remaining rounds of the fight. Only for the Doctor to the fight before the start of the fourth round. Then the WWE and Hollywood star Dwayne Johnson came in and awarded Masvidal with the Belt.
Diaz however gave his piece on his loss “I’m going back for this mother(expletive), right back,” Diaz said. “Let me heal this up and go again.”