The Rescheduled Diaz vs. Masvidal Boxing Match

The highly anticipated boxing match between Nate Diaz and Jorge Masvidal has been rescheduled to take place on July 6 at the Honda Center in Anaheim. Originally set for June 1 at the Kia Forum in Inglewood, California, the decision to move the fight to Independence Day weekend was made to avoid competing with UFC 302, which is scheduled for the same night in Newark, New Jersey. This date change was crucial in ensuring that both events could garner the attention they deserved without splitting the audience.

Jorge Masvidal, who serves as the promoter for Gamebred boxing and two MMA promotions, expressed the importance of avoiding conflicts with other fight events, especially those organized by the UFC. Masvidal emphasized that as a promoter, it is essential to consider the fanbase and not go against events that could potentially draw attention away from their own. With this in mind, Masvidal successfully advocated for moving the Diaz vs. Masvidal boxing match to a more suitable date and venue.

Press Tour Controversy

The lead-up to the rescheduled boxing match was marked by a contentious press tour during which Masvidal accused Diaz of being difficult to work with and labeled him a “diva.” Masvidal also expressed concerns that Diaz might not show up for the fight, prompting him to have backup plans in place just in case. Despite the rocky start to their promotional efforts, both fighters are determined to put on a memorable showdown for fans come July 6.

Nate Diaz and Jorge Masvidal previously faced off in the UFC’s Octagon in 2019 for the inaugural BMF championship at UFC 244. The fight ended in controversy when a doctor’s stoppage resulted in Masvidal being declared the winner due to a cut suffered by Diaz. Now, both fighters are eager to settle the score in the boxing ring and achieve a definitive outcome in their ongoing rivalry.

As the rescheduled date approaches, Masvidal has confidently declared, “After the fireworks on the Fourth of July you will get to see a funeral on July 6.” This bold statement reflects the competitive spirit and determination of both fighters to emerge victorious in their upcoming boxing match. With the revised date and venue in place, fans can look forward to a thrilling showdown between Diaz and Masvidal as they seek to cement their legacies in combat sports history.

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