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Nate Diaz gets revenge over Jorge Masvidal with boxing win

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Nate Diaz gets revenge over Jorge Masvidal with boxing win

It took nearly 5 years, however Nate Diaz lastly obtained his revenge over Jorge Masvidal in an expert boxing ring Saturday.

Diaz defeated Masvidal by majority choice of their 10-round match, which headlined a pay-per-view occasion at Honda Middle in Anaheim, California. Two of the three judges scoring the bout, which noticed aggressive, back-and-forth motion, scored it for Diaz by way of scores of 98-92 and 97-93. A 3rd scored it a fair draw at 95-95.

The victory avenged Diaz’s third-round TKO loss to Masvidal from November 2019, when the 2 met within the UFC’s first BMF title battle. Masvidal received when a doctor dominated Diaz could not proceed on account of a lower; Diaz did not agree. After Saturday’s win, Diaz referred to as for 2 extra rematches, Jake Paul, who defeated him in boxing final 12 months, and UFC champ Leon Edwards.

“I will beat Jake Paul’s f—ing ass and I am right down to battle the highest-ranked boxer I can discover,” Diaz mentioned. “My essential goal is to be the very best fighter on this planet, so I wish to return and get a UFC title. [UFC welterweight champion] Leon Edwards, Jake Paul and anyone the f— else, you are lifeless.”

Masvidal, 39, who retired from MMA in April however has already hinted at a doable comeback, mentioned he disagreed with the scorecards and referred to as for a 3rd battle in opposition to Diaz.

“I believed I received,” Masvidal mentioned. “I believed I hit the more durable pictures. We will do it once more, we’re 1-1. We’ll discover a place and do it once more.”

It was a basic Diaz efficiency, as he merely overwhelmed Masvidal with quantity over the course of the 175-pound battle. Masvidal appeared to land the more durable pictures, however Diaz’s infamous chin held up fantastically, and his tempo was a weapon for him all evening. At instances, he laughed and turned his again to Masvidal, and the 2 continued to fireside punches till the ultimate bell.

The occasion aired on DAZN and was co-promoted by Diaz’s Actual Battle Inc. and Masvidal’s Gamebred Boxing. It featured different well-known names from the fight sports activities world, together with former UFC champion Anthony Pettis, who misplaced to Diaz’s longtime teammate Chris Avila.

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