The former UFC fighter Jorge Masvidal announced his unexpected retirement after facing a loss against Gilbert Burns. His fans are eagerly waiting for him to break out of his retirement commitments. Interestingly, Masvidal never ruled out the possibility of making a comeback; he is very much interested and might also be a part of a boxing event in 2024.
Masvidal needs UFC’s permission to participate in such an event due to contractual obligations. Masvidal has watched crossover boxing events like Jake Paul vs Nate Diaz, and after watching that match and carefully analyzing it, he firmly believes that he can easily beat Jake Paul and Nate Diaz.
Jorge Masvidal on fighting Jake Paul and Nate Diaz
Recently on The MMA Hour, Jorge Masvidal explained why he thinks he can beat Jake Paul and Nate Diaz. “I’d hurt them dudes,” Masvidal said, as quoted by mmafighting.com.
“Bad. I was there live. I saw it. It’s a different speed. Nate’s seen it. You can ask him. You can ask him about the speed. And if Jake was having trouble [with Nate], you know what I’d do to Jake? I wouldn’t get in there with Jake, The UFC, I’ve talked to them about matches like that.
I’m still signed to the UFC and I have to get permission from the UFC. But in a hypothetical world, if we were in a boxing sparring session, I’d break that dude. I’d break him. He couldn’t handle my pace, my speed, or my power.
He can ask his sparring partner for 10 rounds, Nate Diaz, about me. And Nate? I’ll eat him alive. Pow! Done. But I can’t because I’m signed to the UFC, so it’s not going to happen. But if it did, pff. I love fighting, I love fighting.
I love it. ... I just love the sport of combat. It’s something I understand so well. And to compete? I’d be open with the UFC’s permission. If they said, ‘Yeah, why don’t you get some boxing in because you always had the hands. Let’s go,’ and they gave me permission? Yeah, I’d go break somebody’s face.