Jorge Masvidal, the former BMF champion, is considering a comeback to combat sports after retiring from UFC 287 in Miami, Fla. in April. At 38 years old, Masvidal noticed a decline in his reflexes, which led him to step away from MMA after a 52-fight, 20-year career that ended with a four-fight losing streak.
While returning to MMA seems unlikely for Masvidal, he is open to the idea of a boxing match, especially if it involves an opponent he has history with. Masvidal mentioned the possibility of facing Nate Diaz or even Jake Paul in the future. However, the most appealing option seems to be a rematch with Ben Askren.
Masvidal and Askren’s first encounter at UFC 239 resulted in Masvidal setting the UFC record for the fastest knockout, with a spectacular flying knee that defeated Askren in just five seconds. Askren, who retired after losses to Demian Maia in the UFC and Paul in boxing, expressed a desire to come out of retirement for a rematch with Masvidal. The idea excites Masvidal, and he taunts Askren for his boxing skills, suggesting a potential boxing rematch to prevent illegal face-kneeing.
With Masvidal’s previous successes and Askren’s eagerness, a rematch between the two would likely draw significant attention from fans. Masvidal is now focused on promoting, but the possibility of an enticing boxing match might just bring him back to the ring.
In other news, Tom Aspinall calls out the winner of Ciryl Gane vs. Serghei Spivac, Paul Craig reveals his fight night weight at UFC London, and Khamzat Chimaev plans to make Paulo Costa cry at UFC 294.
Lastly, the Morning Report asks readers which potential Masvidal boxing match they are most interested in: Jake Paul, Nate Diaz, or Ben Askren.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Boxing rematch
Q: Is Jorge Masvidal considering a comeback to combat sports?
A: Yes, Jorge Masvidal is open to a potential comeback in combat sports, especially in boxing.
Q: Why did Jorge Masvidal retire from MMA?
A: Masvidal retired from MMA due to a noticeable slowdown in his reflexes and after a four-fight losing streak that led him to conclude his 52-fight, 20-year career.
Q: What would entice Jorge Masvidal out of retirement for a boxing match?
A: Masvidal mentioned that an enticing boxing match, particularly against someone he has history with, could bring him out of retirement. He mentioned Nate Diaz and Jake Paul as potential opponents.
Q: What record did Jorge Masvidal set during his career?
A: At UFC 239, Jorge Masvidal set the UFC record for the fastest knockout, defeating Ben Askren with a stunning flying knee in just five seconds.
Q: Is Ben Askren interested in a rematch with Jorge Masvidal?
A: Yes, Ben Askren has expressed a desire to come out of retirement for a rematch with Jorge Masvidal, especially after the quick knockout loss they had in their first encounter.
Q: What was the outcome of Jorge Masvidal’s fight against Nate Diaz?
A: Jorge Masvidal earned the BMF (Baddest Motherf*****) title with a third-round doctor’s stoppage victory over Nate Diaz at UFC 244 in November 2019.
Q: Are there any upcoming fights between Nate Diaz and Jake Paul?
A: Nate Diaz and Jake Paul are scheduled to face different opponents next weekend in a professional boxing match in Dallas, Tex. Diaz will make his boxing debut.
Q: What are some of the potential future opponents for Jorge Masvidal?
A: Some potential future opponents for Jorge Masvidal include Nate Diaz, Jake Paul, and a potential boxing rematch with Ben Askren.
Q: What does the “one of one” belt refer to in UFC?
Q: What other news and fights are covered in this text?
A: The text also covers news about Tom Aspinall calling out the winner of Ciryl Gane vs. Serghei Spivac, Paul Craig revealing his fight night weight at UFC London, and Khamzat Chimaev’s plans for UFC 294 against Paulo Costa.
More about Boxing rematch
- Jorge Masvidal willing to end retirement for rematch with ‘corny motherf*****’ Ben Askren in boxing – MMAFighting.com
- UFC 287 – Official UFC Event Page
- UFC 244 – Official UFC Event Page
- Nate Diaz – UFC Fighter Profile
- Jake Paul – Jake Paul’s Official Website
- UFC 291 – Official UFC Event Page
- Demian Maia – UFC Fighter Profile
- Ciryl Gane – UFC Fighter Profile
- Serghei Spivac – UFC Fighter Profile
- Dustin Poirier – UFC Fighter Profile
- Justin Gaethje – UFC Fighter Profile
- Paulo Costa – UFC Fighter Profile