Nate Diaz Next Fight: UFC Legend Set For June Return In Rematch With Old Rival

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The Nate Diaz next fight news has arrived and the UFC legend will return to a boxing ring in June. Welcoming him back will be an old rival from the Octagon looking to move his record to 2-0 versus the Stockton badboy.

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Who will Nate Diaz next fight be against?

After coming up short in his boxing debut versus Jake Paul in 2023, it was unclear if Diaz would continue his fight career in the sweet science or return to his MMA roots. Well, in March we got the answer when the rumors of a Nate Diaz vs. Jorge Masvidal rematch were made a reality. But this time the UFC greats will face off in boxing instead of cage fighting.

How to watch Diaz vs. Masvidal 2 in June

  • The bout is set to headline a pay-per-view card on June 1
  • The fight will take place inside the Los Angeles Forum in Inglewood, California
  • The card will air exclusively on Fanmio with early pricing setting the bout at $49.99

Nate Diaz vs Jorge Masvidal II preview

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When Jorge Masvidal ended his short retirement late last year it wasn’t long before the rumblings began about a potential rematch with Diaz in boxing. “Gamebred” has suggested his desire to jump into the world of boxing and a booking between them makes sense on a sporting and financial level.

The history: Masvidal’s last win inside the fabled Octagon came against Diaz when the two faced off in the UFC 244 main event inside Madison Square Garden. The event was historic because it was the fight that debuted the popular BMF title and was the first UFC event a sitting president ever attended when Donald Trump appeared in the crowd for the main card.

Masvidal won dominantly by technical knockout before the start of the fourth round due to a bad cut over Diaz’s eye.

The boxing differences: Masvidal was able to use kicks in their first fight, however, that won’t be an option this time. Likewise for Diaz and attempting a takedown. Both are known for their striking and this should be a wild and entertaining war as the MMA greats play boxer for a night.

The bottom line: With Jake Paul busy fighting Mike Tyson, this was the sensible option for both men to land a solid payday and it should be a fun matchup for long-time fans of the UFC veterans.

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The Stockton Bad Boy: Diaz became a star in MMA by following the path that his talented and popular brother Nick established before him. That of being a trash-talking boxer, with unlimited cardio, and durability few others in a cage fight can match.

  • Nate Diaz record: 21-13 MMA (5 knockouts, 12 submissions), 0-1 Boxing
  • Nate Diaz age: 38 years old
  • Although Diaz is known for his relentless striking style, his bread, and butter have always been his black belt in Gracie jiu-jitsu. His grappling has earned him 11 submission wins, including his legendary rear naked choke victory over McGregor in 2016
  • Despite competing in well over 30 fights and using a high-pressure style that relies heavily on his cement chin, Diaz has only been stopped by strikes twice in his career — and one of those was a 2019 doctor stoppage from a bad cut over his eye
  • During his 18-year UFC tenure, the Californian has scored wins over former champions and title contenders like McGregor, Anthony Pettis, Gray Maynard, Donald Cerrone, and Takanori Gomi

The Mumbling Influencer: Diaz ascended to an elite level of popularity when he stunned the world as a short-notice replacement and handed Octagon superstar Conor McGregor his first UFC loss in 2016. Since then, he has become one of the biggest names in the industry.

  • Diaz’s request to make his UFC 263 bout against Edwards a five-round fight was the first time the promotion ever did such a thing outside of the main event matchup
  • His 2019 clash with fellow fan-favorite Jorge Masvidal was for the fictional “baddest mother f*cker” title and he even roped in Hollywood megastar Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson to present the belt inside Madison Square Garden
  • The Stockton bad boy is in the early stages of starting his own MMA promotion, dubbed Real Fight Inc.
  • Diaz is in rarefied air compared to other MMA fighters by having close to 10 million followers across his social media accounts

Nate Diaz’s net worth

The measure of a fighter’s success is the dollars and cents they stack up from a career of professional fisticuffs. Nate Diaz’s net worth is estimated to be around $8 million.

What is Nate Diaz height and weight?

The UFC great stands six feet tall and has fought at many weights. During his MMA career, he often competed at the 155 and 170-pound weight limits. For his boxing clash with Jorge Masvidal, he will compete at light heavyweight, which is 175

Does Nate Diaz have kids?

Nate Diaz actually has two children. His daughter Nikayla was born in 2018 then his second daughter Misty Brown was born in 2022.

After earning his journalism degree in 2017, Jason Burgos served as a contributor to several sites, including MMA Sucka... More about Jason Burgos

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