Nate Diaz Avenges Loss To Jorge Masvidal With Boxing Victory

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Nate Diaz finally settled the score with Jorge Masvidal in a professional boxing ring on Saturday after nearly five years.

Diaz secured a majority decision victory over Masvidal in their 10-round bout, which headlined a pay-per-view event at Honda Center in Anaheim, California. Two of the three judges scored the closely contested match in favor of Diaz, with scores of 98-92 and 97-93. The third judge scored it a draw at 95-95.

This win avenged Diaz’s third-round TKO defeat to Masvidal in November 2019, during their UFC BMF title fight. Diaz contested the stoppage due to a cut that ended the bout prematurely. Following Saturday’s victory, Diaz called for rematches against Jake Paul, who defeated him in boxing last year, and UFC champion Leon Edwards.

Masvidal, 39, who retired from MMA in April but hinted at a potential return, disagreed with the judges’ decision and expressed interest in a third bout with Diaz.

In a typical Diaz fashion, Nate overwhelmed Masvidal with his high-volume punching throughout the 175-pound fight. While Masvidal landed some powerful shots, Diaz’s renowned durability allowed him to absorb the hits and maintain a relentless pace throughout the match. At times, Diaz even taunted Masvidal by laughing and turning his back, but both fighters continued exchanging punches until the final bell.

The event, aired on DAZN, was co-promoted by Diaz’s Real Fight Inc. and Masvidal’s Gamebred Boxing. It also featured other notable figures from the combat sports world, including former UFC champion Anthony Pettis, who was defeated by Diaz’s longtime teammate Chris Avila.