Nate Diaz on Possible Trilogy with Masvidal, Paul Rematch

Anaheim — Nate Diaz came away from his boxing match with Jorge Masvidal with a decision win this past weekend, evening their career series to one win apiece (albeit across sports).

Masvidal was of the belief that he was doing more damage in the fight, but Diaz told media members following that event that “I think he threw the harder shots and was trying to kill, but couldn’t get no jobs done.” Speaking during the post-fight press conference, Diaz added that “I never really got hurt. He hit me with a couple things, I was like ‘aright motherf*cker, I’m not going to let you do that again.’ If it was shorter rounds, I think we would have done a lot more damage, but it was 10 rounds, so I treated it like that.”

With the series tied, there’s been speculation of a trilogy— combat sports loves its trilogies, and especially rubber matches. “That’s a whole ‘nother situation for later. I think we’re 1-0 on each other,” suggested Diaz. “He got a win in MMA, I got a win in boxing. So who knows what’s going to happen next with him, but at some point…”

More pressing for Nate Diaz appears to be a rematch with Jake Paul, and (a highly unlikely) rematch with current UFC welterweight champ Leon Edwards. Diaz rocked Edwards in the fifth round of their first encounter, in June 2021. Edwards, however, came out with a decision win, and went on to win UFC gold, which he will attempt to defend later this month at UFC 304.

“Just off the top of my head, I would like to whup his [Jake Paul’s] ass. I would like to get a win against Leon Edwards, who is the best fighter in the world right now at 170. I think that’s something major, who’s actually going to bring something that I can take and put in the credential box. That’s what I’m going for. I’m not playing for no f*cking fun fights, because that sh*t ain’t fun.”