Daniel Cormier doesn’t anticipate Nate Diaz doing well in boxing match vs. Jorge Masvidal

Daniel Cormier has no interest in seeing Jorge Masvidal box Nate Diaz.

After Masvidal announced that he’s “unretired,” rumors started swirling that he will return for a boxing match against Diaz later this year in Las Vegas. Masvidal’s most recent win came in the octagon when he battered Diaz en route to a Round 3 doctor’s stoppage TKO to claim the “BMF” title in November 2019. Considering how their MMA fight went, Cormier thinks it would go even worse for Diaz in the ring.

“I tap out because even in the mixed martial arts fight, we kind of had the idea that Masvidal would be a better striker, and Nate was the better ground guy, and Nate was the better wrestler, the better grappler, and Masvidal dominated that,” Cormier said on his ESPN show “DC & RC.” “So now you’re telling me you’re going to now limit Nate Diaz to fighting Jorge in the only area that we felt he held the advantage going into Fight 1. Yeah, I don’t anticipate it going well for my boy Nate Diaz.”

Diaz tried his hand at boxing when he faced Jake Paul this past August in a 10-round bout but was dropped in a unanimous decision loss. Meanwhile, after beating Diaz, Masvidal would go on to lose four straight MMA fights before announcing his retirement at UFC 287 in April.

Story originally appeared on MMA Junkie