Jorge Masvidal Touches On What He Has Planned Following Bout With Nate Diaz

This June, Jorge Masvidal will square off with former UFC rival Nate Diaz in a 10-round boxing bout, and it seems this not a one-off emergence from retirement for “Gamebred”, who has plans for his combat sports future.

Diaz and Masvidal first squared off for the inaugural BMF title at UFC 244 in 2019. While the match would end early due to a cut suffered by Diaz, it was as entertaining as expected, and many were left wondering what would have happened if the action continued.

Masvidal stepped away from the MMA after a unanimous decision loss to Gilbert Burns in the co-main event at UFC 287 last April. Since then, he has been promoting events with his new promotion Gamebred Bareknuckle MMA, but now he will step out of retirement to enter the boxing ring, with additional future ideas.

Despite not even having made his comeback to fighting since retiring last year, it seems Masvidal has other fights on his mind that could follow his meeting with Nate Diaz. Most notably, and realistically, the former BMF champion mentioned Logan Paul, who is recently coming off a win over Dillon Danis inside the squared circle.

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“I wouldn’t mind taking on Logan Paul and rearranging his face.” Jorge Masvidal stated in a press scrum in Miami after his press conference with Nate Diaz. “He’s a hell of a fighter in boxing for being an influencer. He did some good things against [Floyd] Mayweather. But I think I can end that dude, I think I can fight Logan. [Maybe] on Mayweather. [I want Manny] Pacquiao down the road.”

Additionally, Masvidal mentioned that he plans an eventual return to the octagon, indicating that he was not happy with how things ended in the UFC.

“There are other guys I want to fight, and I’m definitely coming back to the UFC and getting a W for my city. For my family, my kids, and everybody that believes in me. I have to go back to the UFC.”

Diaz verus Masvidal II will take place at the KIA Forum in Inglewood, California, on June 1st, with the PPV planned to go live at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT. The event will be presented by Fanmio, and promoted by Diaz’s Real Fight Inc. along with Masvidal’s Gamebred Boxing.

 

 

 

 

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