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Jorge Masvidal desires boxing match vs. Nate Diaz, ‘prepared to toss down’ in 2024

February 28, 2024 5:10 pm ET

Jorge Masvidal is dead set on rebounding to fight sports this year.

Masvidal, a previous UFC title opposition and BMF champ, retired from MMA last April, however he wishes to action in the ring this year. There were reports drifting around just recently of a prospective bout in between Masvidal and Nate Diaz in boxing. Speaking Wednesday on “The MMA Hour,” Masvidal validated there’s absolutely nothing formally in the operate in regard to the prospective battle, however he’s absolutely down for it.

“There’s no handle location, however I would like to combat that motherf * cker in a boxing match,” Masvidal stated. “Obviously I would’ve liked to have actually done it in MMA when he was complimentary and I was totally free, however it wasn’t exercising. I was taking on Usman for the title throughout that time when he was totally free, and after that he completed out his agreement.

“Now the UFC is so thoughtful, they’re going to let me box for a number of matches. Nate might be among them, ideally. We have incomplete service.”

Masvidal just recently published an image of himself in Stockton, Calif., where Diaz notoriously trains and lives. “Gamebred” was wanting to face Diaz and get something going relating to the boxing match.

“I was out in Cali for a number of days, and I resembled, ‘You understand what? I’m going to visit Stockton,” Masvidal stated. “I’ve never ever been, and I heard the tacos are great over there and perhaps I’ll face Nate, and we can make this battle take place.’ I took the team over there, composed down my number on a piece of paper and began handing it out to individuals that look like they understand Nate Diaz. I satisfied a butcher, and he resembled, ‘Yeah, I understand Nate well.’ I’m like, ‘That’s amusing due to the fact that he’s vegan, however whatever, I’m simply trying to find beef, so you let me understand how I discover this motherf * cker.’ …

I’m here # 209

— Jorge Masvidal (@GamebredFighter) February 27, 2024

Masvidal’s last win was available in the octagon when he damaged Diaz en path to a Round 3 medical professional’s interruption TKO to declare the BMF title in November 2019. Ever since, numerous anticipated to see a rematch, however it never ever concerned fulfillment.

No matter a prospective battle versus Diaz, Masvidal aspires to return to combating and is positive he will do so this year.

“I got no concept, however I ain’t got no charges, no cases on me, no probation, so we need to make this sh * t occur eventually,” Masvidal stated. “I understand it’s going to occur this year, I simply do not understand when. There’s a great deal of documents and all that bullsh * t politics, however I’m all set to toss down, male.”

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