Masvidal’s co-manager Malki Kawa took to Instagram after Diaz’s appearance on the “Ariel Helwani” show to post his response, and it left little doubt where Team Masvidal stands.
Kawa referred additional comment on the matter to his brother Abe Kawa, who also reps Masvidal under the First Round Management umbrella.
Masvidal has made ample use of the movie “Scarface” for promotional purposes. At the press conference for UFC 244, he appeared in a suit matching fictional drug lord “Tony Montana.”
Masvidal’s persona and verbal flair didn’t sit well with Diaz, who took aim at the promotion of the “BMF” title fight with his younger brother, Nate Diaz. Specifically, the elder Diaz called out Masvidal for his promise to “baptize” the younger Diaz with his fists.
“You want to talk about baptizing my younger brother? That’s on you,” Nick Diaz said. “I never had nothing disrespectful to say. But you don’t talk about baptizing my younger brother. You’re already in a f*king position if you fight with me. You don’t talk like that to nobody.”
Nick Diaz conditioned his return on the UFC and mentioned Cowboy Stadium in Dallas as a possible location. But he also said he was “absolutely” not interested in fighting again.