Jorge Masvidal Threatens Nate Diaz Ahead of Boxing Rematch

Jorge Masvidal is set to rematch Nate Diaz in a 10-round, 175-pound professional boxing match on June 1, aiming to definitively prove his superiority after their previous fight was halted due to Diaz’s injuries.

Jorge Masvidal is on a mission. He’s got a rematch with Nate Diaz and he’s got something to prove.

“I’m out to destroy him,” Masvidal declared on The MMA Hour. It’s not personal, but he’s determined to beat the living daylights out of Diaz. Diaz’s claim that the referee saved Masvidal in their last fight? Total nonsense, according to Masvidal. This rematch, he believes, will put an end to all that talk.

Masvidal, 39, and Diaz, 38, are gearing up for a 10-round, 175-pound pro boxing match. It’s set for June 1 at the Kia Forum in Los Angeles. They’ve been here before. Back in November 2019 at UFC 244, Masvidal took down Diaz in the third round. He won the promotion’s inaugural BMF belt after a doctor stopped the fight due to cuts. Ariel Helwani of MMA Fighting gave us the scoop on the rematch during The MMA Hour.

Both Masvidal and Diaz have stepped into the boxing ring before. Masvidal claimed a majority decision victory over Joseph Benjamin in 2005. Diaz, on the other hand, lost to Jake Paul in his boxing debut in August 2023. Masvidal hung up his gloves in April after losing to Gilbert Burns at UFC 287. But now, he’s making a comeback to boxing after nearly 19 years. Fanmio will broadcast the bout on pay-per-view for $79.99, with an early bird price of $49.99 until April 12.

“I’ll be in top form,” Masvidal promised. He knows Diaz will be too. After all, Diaz isn’t fighting Jake Paul. He’s fighting Masvidal, and if he’s not in shape, Masvidal will make him look bad. “He knows he needs to train hard every day just to stand a chance against me,” Masvidal said.

Masvidal doesn’t mess around. He’s out to destroy Diaz, and Diaz knows it. “He sees his scars every day and knows I’m coming for him,” Masvidal warned. “So Nate, better get in shape. I’m coming to break your face, man.”

Despite being under UFC contract, Masvidal got the green light to box Diaz. He’s been training for his return to boxing for the past seven or eight weeks in Las Vegas. The switch has been motivating for him. He’s eager to prove he’s the better and meaner fighter of the two UFC vets.

“I’m in a great place right now,” Masvidal said. The deal has been fantastic for him, allowing him to focus solely on his training. “I’m going to hurt this guy,” he said with determination.


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