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Jorge Masvidal and Nate Diaz Will Come Back to the UFC After Boxing Bout

Diaz: ‘I’m 100% Fighting Conor McGregor’

Gamebred and the Stockton Slugger

Former UFC “BMF” titleholder Jorge Masvidal and an MMA legend, Nate Diaz, are preparing to reignite their rivalry this summer, but it won’t be inside the octagon or reflect on MMA news.

The two UFC legends first went to war at UFC 244 in 2019. As Masvidal triumphed, the Stockton representative fumbled his opportunity to claim theBad Mother F*cker title after the cage-side doctor called for a TKO stoppage.

Jorge Masvidal and Nate Diaz Will Come Back to the UFC After Boxing Bout
Jorge "Gamebred" Masvidal vs. Nate Diaz-Jason Silva / AGIF / AGIF via AFP

Fast forward five years and Diaz is ready to seek revenge. This time, the battleground shifts to a boxing ring, with the rematch scheduled for June 1, 2024.

Speculation on whether or not the pair will return and compete in UFC fights following their switch to boxing has surfaced, but both men have answered the UFC rumors without hesitation.

Masvidal Promises a UFC Return

During “The Baddest Tour” for the upcoming boxing bout with Diaz, Masvidal reverted from his retirement, announced back in April 2023, in a strong statement that promises he’ll fight in the UFC again:

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,” he said.

I have to go back to the UFC.

In unison with Masvidal’s sentiment, Diaz also claimed he wasn’t finished with the UFC octagon.

Diaz vs McGregor III

In what Diaz dubbed as his “Hitlist,” the fighting pride of the 209 believes a revenge tour of rematches awaits.

I 100% guarantee I’m going to fight Conor McGregor again,” he told media members in Sin City. “I 100% guaranteed that I’m probably going to fight Jake Paul, this f*cking f*cker [Masvidal] again, and Leon Edwards again. That’s my hit list.

While the potential of McGregor or Jake Paul vs. Nate Diaz rematches is currently speculative, Diaz hasn’t discussed retirement from combat sports. Wins and losses in the boxing ring aren’t likely to affect Dana White’s opinion or Diaz’s in-cage drawing power, as we can undoubtedly expect “The Stockton Slugger” to return to the UFC.

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