Nate Diaz And Jorge Masvidal Both Plan To Return To The UFC

Nate Diaz and Jorge Masvidal are both currently testing themselves in the boxing ring, but ahead of their rematch in June the two stars have indicated that they intend to return to the UFC in the future.

“I 100 percent guarantee I’m going to fight Conor McGregor again,” Diaz told reporters at a presser in Miami. “I 100 percent guarantee that I’m probably going to fight Jake Paul again, this f*cking f*cker (Jorge Masvidal) again, and Leon Edwards again. That’s my hit list.”

And despite a third showdown with McGregor being the biggest fight for him, it’s actually a rematch with current welterweight champion Edwards that seems to have caught his attention the most.

“The coolest thing right now from the UFC is Leon Edwards,” Diaz said. “That’s what I got my sights on. I like that fight right now. I think he’s doing great. I think he got better, and he’s doing better. Good attitude, good fighter, I think he’s probably the best thing in the UFC right now.”

Diaz had previously lost by unanimous decision to Edwards in a five-rounder back in 2021, but he did have the soon-to-be-champ in trouble in the 90 seconds of that encounter after rocking him with a straight left, which might explain why he’s eager to run that one back.

Meanwhile, the 39-year-old Masvidal has also vowed to make a comeback to the Octagon, despite retiring from MMA last year.

“I’m definitely coming back to the UFC and get a W for my city, for my family, my kids and everybody that believes in me,” Masvidal said. “I have to go back to the UFC.”

Like Diaz, Masvidal has an interest in fighting a Paul brother in the boxing ring first though.

“I wouldn’t mind taking on Logan Paul and rearranging his face,” Masvidal told MMA Junkie. “He’s a hell of a fighter in boxing for being an influencer. He did some good things against (Floyd) Mayweather, but I think I can end that dude. I think I can fight Logan, get my hands on Mayweather, (Manny) Paquiao down the road. There are other guys I want to fight.

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