What was said on the eve of the Jorge Masvidal vs Nate Diaz boxing match

Nate Diaz and Jorge Masvidal have had their pre-fight weigh-in ahead of their boxing fight on Saturday evening (the 6th of July), and there wasn’t much on the scales to separate the pair.

Nate Diaz looked especially ripped when he flexed his muscles for the photographers. The 39-year-old, who has a boxing record of 0-1, weighed in at 175.6 pounds – nearly 10 pounds lighter than in his previous fight, against Jake Paul last August. Masvidal, also 39, has a 1-0 record in boxing and came in at 175.2 pounds during Friday’s weigh-in.

While Nate Diaz has stepped into the boxing ring in the last 12 months, Masvidal (1-0) hasn’t had a pro boxing fight since 2005. He defeated Joseph Benjamin via majority decision. He hasn’t competed since losing his final UFC fight to Gilbert Burns at UFC 287 via unanimous decision in April 2023.

What was said on the eve of the Jorge Masvidal vs Nate Diaz boxing match

Josh Thomson breaks down Nate Diaz's chances against Jorge Masvidal ahead of their Boxing Match this weekend

In the buildup to the fight, Nate Diaz said:

“There’s nothing heated for me. I’m here to do my job and get the job done. I trained hard and we’re here to win. I came here to win. By any means necessary. That’s what it’s all about. I just feel like, over time, I’m getting sharper. I’m always working and improving. I’m going to do what I always do. I’m here for the fun, and I’m here for business. I’m here to get the job done.”

Jorge Masvidal, in response, said:

“My emotions won’t matter on Saturday. What matters is the training camp I’ve had for the last six months. Nothing that happened before matters to me at all. I’m just coming to knock him out. I never worry about my opponents. I focus on myself and training and what I have to do in the ring. I’m ready to get this going. The only thing I’ve ever brought to combat sports is violence and a little technique. That’s how I get my hand raised. I take every fight with the same amount of caution and respect. Whoever I’m fighting also has two hands. On a personal level, yeah, I don’t like the dude for what happened at the last press conference. On July 6, he’s getting it. After that, training camp went from a boxing setting to a kill setting. That’s all I want to do.”

Diaz certainly seems in better shape than he did leading up to the Jake Paul fight, and the fact that he has had the fight in the last 12 months, while Masvidal has not had a competitive boxing fight since 2005, could be a big factor in Anaheim, with the weights of the pair so close, just 0.4 pounds between them.

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