In response to Josh Thomson, Jorge Masvidal and Nate Diaz will meet once more underneath boxing guidelines later this yr.
‘Gamebred’ lately made headlines, announcing his intentions to exit retirement. Now, the announcement didn’t precisely shock too many. Since Jorge Masvidal’s retirement final April, he’s routinely teased a return. For his first bout again, he’s been closely linked to a rematch with Nate Diaz.
In late 2019, the 2 famously met in the principle occasion of UFC 244. With the ceremonial ‘BMF’ title on the road, Jorge Masvidal scored a fourth-round stoppage win. Now, 5 years later, the 2 appear primed to run it again. Nonetheless, their rematch will reportedly go down within the boxing ring, as a substitute of the cage.
Last month, Jake Paul alleged that the 2 have been in talks a couple of potential boxing rematch. Whereas Jorge Masvidal, nor Nate Diaz responded, evidently the rumor is definitely true. Former Strikeforce champion Josh Thomson mentioned the potential bout throughout a current version of his Weighing In Podcast.
Talking with ‘Huge’ John McCarthy, the previous light-weight contender said that the bout was reportedly focused for February twenty eighth. Whereas a serious boxing match, that might additionally rule out a possible UFC 300 return for Jorge Masvidal, and Nate Diaz. Each males have been linked to the milestone April card however towards completely different opponents.
Josh Thomson alleges Jorge Masvidal vs. Nate Diaz boxing match focused for Feb. twenty eighth
“There’s simply no means in any avenue I can see this battle coming to fruition,” Josh Thomson said, discussing a possible UFC return for Jorge Masvidal. “Whether or not the [Justin] Gaethje battle or the Leon [Edwards] battle, not solely as a result of he’s coming off 4 losses, however on high of that, like I mentioned, he’s- I really feel like he’s scheduled to battle, if it doesn’t occur it doesn’t occur, however from what I’m listening to, that battle’s presupposed to occur February twenty eighth towards Nate Diaz.” (h/t MMA News)
He continued, “In a boxing match, so if that battle occurs, the UFC’s not gonna financial institution on their foremost occasion or their co-main-event towards Leon Edwards towards Jorge Masvidal, realizing that he fights two or three weeks earlier than.”
Within the occasion, Jorge Masvidal vs. Nate Diaz is made for the boxing ring, will probably be the second look in it for each. In August, the Stockton native competed for the primary time outdoors the UFC in years, dealing with Jake Paul. Regardless of some success, Diaz suffered a unanimous choice loss to ‘The Drawback Little one’.
In the meantime, ‘Gamebred’ hasn’t competed in boxing since a call win over Joseph Benjamin in 2005. Over 20 years later, Jorge Masvidal will reportedly return to the ring to face a former rival, within the type of Nate Diaz. As of now, neither man has confirmed the report about their February boxing match.
What do you make of those feedback from Josh Thomson? Will you watch Jorge Masvidal vs. Nate Diaz II? Who do you might have on this potential boxing rematch?