In a since-deleted tweet, Jake Paul seems to have revealed Jorge Masvidal’s comeback news.
Jorge Masvidal is a renowned figure in the MMA world. After almost two decades with the promotion, Masvidal announced his retirement last April following a loss to Gilbert Burns at UFC 287. This loss marked his fourth consecutive defeat in the UFC.
Although there have been some conjectures about Masvidal entering the squared circle, it seems that this may occur sooner rather than later. Masvidal recently announced on X that he had “unretired.”
Jake Paul through a now-deleted tweet seemingly divulged Masvidal’s next opponent. He hinted at a bout with Nate Diaz.
Paul responded to the former UFC champion by saying: “Yeah yeah. Going to box Nate Diaz…whatever. Come see me when Dana gives you permission.”
It is noteworthy that Masvidal and Diaz had already encountered one another inside the octagon. When the BMF title was up for grabs at UFC 244 in 2019, the two squared off. Masvidal won by TKO via medical stoppage in the third round of the match. But it seems like fans would undoubtedly love to see the two lock horns once again.
Noteworthy in Masvidal’s combat sports journey is his turbulent relationship with Colby Covington. The two have gone from close friends to sworn rivals. Their clash at UFC 272 concluded with Covington claiming victory by unanimous decision. Nevertheless, Masvidal was accused of beating his former training partner outside a Miami restaurant a few weeks after their match.
Addressing his history with Masvidal, Covington asserted that he’s moved on from any ill feelings. During an appearance on the PBD Podcast, Covington said: “I’ve let all feelings and emotions go with that guy, I could care less about him. I’ve already handled my business in the UFC. People saw in front of the world what I did to him…I’m levels above him, you know, in every sense of the word. Politically, spiritually, in the sports world. You know, he’s retired, why are we even talking about a guy that’s not even at the top?”