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Mikey Musumeci Challenges Nate Diaz to Grappling Match

Mikey Musumeci, the reigning ONE Championship flyweight titleholder, has issued a bold challenge to UFC veteran Nate Diaz for an openweight grappling match. This challenge comes after Diaz expressed his desire to face Musumeci, stating, “I want to beat that little f****** a***,” during a recent stream with YouTuber Sneako.



Mikey Musumeci


While Musumeci acknowledged that an MMA fight with Diaz would be one-sided, he enthusiastically accepted the idea of a grappling match, citing their shared black belt status in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.


Musumeci, known for his recent victory over Japanese MMA legend Shinya Aoki at ONE Fight Night 15, expressed deep respect for Diaz, calling him a legend and stating that it would be an honor to face him in a grappling match

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Despite the enthusiasm from Musumeci, the likelihood of this matchup remains slim, as Diaz has predominantly focused on his MMA career and recently ventured into professional boxing.


However, the prospect of a grappling showdown between the two black belts has garnered significant attention, with fans and promotions alike expressing interest in the potential matchup.

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