Nate Diaz, Jorge Masvidal get rematch, this time in boxing

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Nate Diaz, Jorge Masvidal get rematch, this time in boxing


Nate Diaz, Jorge Masvidal get rematch, this time in boxing

FILE – Jorge Masvidal, left, kicks Nate Diaz throughout the first spherical of a welterweight combined martial arts bout at UFC 244 in New York, Nov. 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

INGLEWOOD, California— Nate Diaz and Jorge Masvidal are set for a rematch. This one, although, will occur within the ring as an alternative of the octagon.

The former UFC headliners will sq. off June 1 on the Kia Forum in Inglewood, California, in a boxing match, promoters introduced Wednesday.

Diaz and Masvidal final fought in the primary occasion at UFC 244 in 2019 at Madison Square Garden in New York. Masvidal gained that MMA combat by way of a technical knockout within the fourth spherical; the ringside doctor stopped it as a result of Diaz was lower above the attention, blood pouring down his face.

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This time, they’re scheduled to go 10 rounds at 175 kilos in an occasion dubbed “Last Man Standing.”

Diaz and Masvidal are now not lively in UFC. Diaz is a free agent and Masvidal has retired, though he stays underneath contract to the sequence.

Diaz made his professional boxing debut final August in a loss to former YouTuber Jake Paul. Masvidal’s solely bout got here in 2005 in Miami, a victory in opposition to Joseph Benjamin.



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