Floyd Mayweather-Logan Paul event host to organize Nate Diaz vs Jorge Masvidal boxing rematch in March in Las Vegas

The Nate Diaz vs Jorge Masvidal rivalry started to spark in the fighting community in the year 2019, when at UFC 244 Masvidal got the BMF title to his name. The fight that went into doctors’ hands is now again going to take place, but not in the cage this time.

This time the fight will be under the same promotions that hosted the 1M+ PPV buys fight that took place between boxing legend and YouTube sensation back in 2021. Nate Diaz vs Jorge Masvidal will be a rematch between ex-UFC fighters.

Latest on the Nate Diaz vs Jorge Masvidal boxing rematch

This rematch between Nate Diaz and Jorge Masvidal was recently confirmed to take place in Las Vegas, but the boxing match is something new for the fans. This will be the first time in UFC history that a fighter under contract and one with no contract will take on each other in the boxing ring.

Fans were already anticipating seeing the rematch any time soon, but after UFC 287 Jorge Masvidal announced his retirement, which concluded all the hopes of this rematch.

But as soon as the news popped up from the side of Jake Paul’s deleted tweet, the fighting community was delighted to see their iconic fighter coming back again to make the entertainment fight for them.

This fight is expected to get more PPVs after Fanmio said yes to hosting this rivalry rematch fight, Nate Diaz vs Jorge Masvidal. Fanmio is the same hosting company that last hosted the Floyd Mayweather vs. Logan Paul fight, reaching more than 1 million PPVs in 2021. Now the UFC has also given “Gamebred” permission to fight their ex-superstar fighter.

Why does Jorge Masvidal need UFC approval to box?

Jorge Masvidal had signed a contract with the UFC in 2022 before facing Colby Covington at UFC 272. Masvidal’s management team member, Malki Kawa, didn’t disclose the whole contract details, but he surely told the fans about the pay Jorge was going to receive after the fights until the contract ended with them. Kawa stated, “His contract pays him like a champion and then some.”

Jorge Masvidal
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Now for the Nate Diaz vs Jorge Masvidal rematch fight, Dana White’s UFC approval is required because, as per Kawa, “And the length of time will be that he will finish his career in the UFC.” So as per contract, Masvidal can’t fight outside the UFC unless he finishes his contracted fight with them.

What do you think this rematch of the Nate Diaz vs Jorge Masvidal bout will do more than the Floyd Mayweather vs. Logan Paul fight?

Abhishek Pandit

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