Jorge Masvidal Roars for Redemption in Nate Diaz Rematch

In a fiery proclamation on The MMA Hour, Jorge Masvidal didn’t mince words: “I want to murder this guy.” With a rematch against Nate Diaz looming, the 39-year-old isn’t holding back, aiming to settle the score once and for all.

Their upcoming bout, scheduled for June 1 at the Kia Forum in Los Angeles, promises fireworks. This time, it’s a 10-round, 175-pound professional boxing match—a platform Masvidal sees to put an end to Diaz’s claims that the referee saved him in their previous UFC showdown.

The duo’s first encounter in November 2019 ended with Masvidal seizing victory via third-round TKO, clinching the inaugural BMF belt. But for Masvidal, it wasn’t decisive enough. Now, he’s eager to silence doubters and prove his dominance over Diaz in a different arena.

News of the rematch, first reported by MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani, stirred excitement among fight fans. Both Masvidal and Diaz have dipped their toes into professional boxing before. Masvidal secured a majority decision win over Joseph Benjamin in 2005, while Diaz suffered a decision loss to Jake Paul in August 2023.

Masvidal’s return to boxing comes after retiring from combat sports in April following a UFC loss to Gilbert Burns. But now, fueled by redemption, he’s back with a vengeance, ready to avenge past defeats.

With the fight set to be broadcast on Fanmio’s pay-per-view, Masvidal isn’t taking any chances. He’s committed to peak performance, warning Diaz to come prepared: “I’m going to be in the best shape of my life.”

Despite still being under UFC contract, Masvidal received clearance to pursue this rematch. His focus has been unwavering during his training camp in Las Vegas, driven by the desire to prove his superiority over Diaz.

In Masvidal’s eyes, this isn’t just another fight—it’s personal. He’s not just aiming for victory; he’s out for blood. And as the date draws nearer, the anticipation for this clash of titans only continues to grow.

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