For quite some time now, Nate Diaz and Jake Paul have been teasing a fight between them but nothing was confirmed until yesterday. According to an official announcement made yesterday Paul and Nate will finally fight on August 5th.
The YouTuber-turned-boxer just lost his first match in his professional boxing career against longtime rival Tommy Fury in Saudi Arabia’s Diriyah Arena in February. Jake had a six-fight winning streak before finally fighting TNT. The younger Paul brother wants to fight MMA fighter Nate Diaz in order to turn things around and start winning again.
AUG 5th | #PaulDiaz
— Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) April 12, 2023
What did Nate Diaz say about his battle with Jake Paul?
Nate already has a fantastic Fighting career under his belt. The UFC veteran has a 22-13-0 record overall in mixed martial arts as of this writing. It will be fascinating to watch how Nate does against the YouTube sensation.
Although Diaz is presently a free agent because his contract with UFC expired last year, the 37-year-old fighter said in his most recent interview that he plans to continue competing in mixed martial arts, specifically in UFC. The welterweight fighter hopes to return to the octagon, but first he needs to defeat Jake.
“Besides Canelo (Alvarez) he’s the biggest thang (sic) in boxing. I’m here to conquer that. I’m the king of combat sports and then I’m headed back to get my UFC belts,” said Nate.
Nate Diaz believes Jake Paul is the biggest star in boxing behind Canelo Alvarez 👀
Fact or cap? pic.twitter.com/HtRpqNubRp
— Happy Punch (@HappyPunch) April 12, 2023
In addition, Nate is currently 1-1 with UFC superstar Conor McGregor. As the former two-division champion is now back, Nate is aiming for a third meeting with the Irishman.
“I f***** up Conor for acting out and now here I am again, like a Super Hero of the Real Fight game, the King of the Real Fight game.” Nate added.
Who do you think will win the fight between Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz? Share your thoughts with us in the comment section.