Nate Diaz Vs. Jorge Masvidal Rematch… But Not In The UFC

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Nate Diaz Vs. Jorge Masvidal Rematch… But Not In The UFC

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Nearly five years after they fought for the BMF UFC title, Nate Diaz and Jorge Masvidal are set to face off once again… but this time, it will be happening inside a boxing ring, not the Octagon.

Nate Diaz and Jorge Masvidal have agreed to a 1 June 2024 fight at the Kia Forum in Inglewood, California. However, the two MMA superstars won’t be fighting inside the UFC Octagon. They will be throwing hands inside a boxing ring.

The boxing bout is contracted for 10 rounds and will be fought at a weight limit of 175lbs. The pay-per-view event, dubbed as ‘Last Man Standing’ will be produced by Fanmio in cooperation with Diaz’s Real Fight Inc. and Masvidal’s Gamebred Boxing Promotions. It will cost fans $49.99 (~$76.46 AUD) until 12 April. The price will then increase to $79.99 (~$122.34 AUD). 

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Diaz and Masvidal famously fought at the main event of UFC 244 on 2 November 2019, for the symbolic BMF (Baddest Mother F*cker) title. Masvidal won the bout via TKO after the referee stopped the fight in Round 4 due to a nasty cut suffered by Diaz.

Nate went on to fight out his UFC contract before leaving the UFC as a free agent in 2022. Last August, Diaz made his professional boxing debut against YouTuber Jake Paul and lost the fight via unanimous decision. 

Meanwhile, Masvidal lost four straight fights after beating Diaz, retiring after dropping a unanimous decision against Gilbert Burns at UFC 287 in April 2023. Last October, Masvidal announced that he was planning to fight a boxing match in 2024. 

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Both fighters will be 39 years old on the day of the fight and while the two of them are accomplished fighters who have already ventured into the promotions business and have nothing more to prove, there is unfinished business between them as the nature of how their first bout ended did not give closure. Masvidal wants to prove that his win was no fluke while Diaz is looking for revenge.

“Nate’s a dead man walking,” Masvidal said in a statement. “I can’t wait to prove that last time was no fluke. He got saved by the referee. Now we are boxing, which he says is his forte, but he’s got no shot at beating me. I’m not going to give him an inch in that ring to even breathe. If he thought our MMA match was bad, this is going to be much worse. I’m going to drown him.”

That remains unsure right now as Masvidal has never boxed before.