Jake Paul, the YouTuber-turned-boxer, decided to step up his game by entering the world of mixed martial arts by joining the Professional Fighters League after staying undefeated in his professional boxing career, which spanned a total of four years. To get things started, he has his sights set on fighting UFC fighter Nate Diaz.
The Problem Child has become a well-known name in the combat sports community as a result of the fact that he has not yet been defeated in a fight, and in his most recent fight, he was victorious over the veteran Brazilian fighter Anderson Silva. After winning all six fights, Jake has been teasing potential fights against some big names, including the former two-division UFC champion Conor McGregor.
— PFL (@PFLMMA) January 5, 2023
With a multi-year, multi-fight contract with the Professional Fighters League, Jake has set a new standard for YouTubers who have made the transition to professional boxing. In addition to competing in multiple fights, Jake has also taken on the responsibility of Head of Fighter Advocacy for this recently established MMA organization.
Who will Jake Paul go up against?
Jake has already offered the highly experienced UFC fighter Nate Diaz a two-fight deal shortly after signing a contract with the PFL. The first fight will take place in a boxing ring, and the second fight will take place in the PFL after a period of six months. This suggests that he will continue to compete in both MMA and boxing.
“Nate Diaz, I’m down to fight you in your own damn sport. It’s a two-fight deal. Let’s make it happen.” said Paul in a YouTube video.
Jake Paul makes a major proposition to Nate Diaz after signing with PFL. 👀
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Nate Diaz was recently spotted watching the fight between Jake Paul and Anderson Silva. The 37-year-old fighter is currently out of contract with the UFC, but he is not done with mixed martial art after defeating Tony Ferguson in UFC 279, his first victory in three years.
Jake is well aware of the challenges that await him once he makes the transition into the world of mixed martial arts, but he is confident in his ability to meet those challenges.
“I’ve already disrupted boxing. And now, it’s time to disrupt MMA. I know this is such a tough sport, and it’s not going to be easy. But, if I can do it in boxing, I can do it in MMA.”
Who do you think is going to come out on top if Jake Paul and Nate Diaz finally compete against one another?