UFC legend Daniel Cormier claims Nate Diaz bout vs Jake Paul to be his “biggest payday” ever surpassing Conor McGregor fight earning

There has been significant discussion around Nate Diaz recently announcing his boxing match against YouTuber-turned-boxer Jake Paul.

While it’s clear that the bout will attract a huge audience, a statement made by a former UFC champion suggests that it could be even more significant than many people initially anticipated.

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Daniel Cormier, recently made a statement on his YouTube channel, acknowledging that Nate Diaz has a tough challenge ahead of him in his boxing bout against Jake Paul, but also suggested that Diaz could potentially earn the biggest paycheck of his career.

This statement is noteworthy because Diaz has already headlined a couple of the biggest pay-per-view events in UFC history, including his two fights against Conor McGregor at UFC 196 and UFC 202.

Therefore, it remains to be seen if Diaz’s upcoming fight against Paul on August 5 could break his previous records.

DC backs Nate Diaz to bag a massive payday

On his YouTube channel, former two-division champ Daniel Cormier analyzed the Diaz-Paul fight from a fighter’s perspective. He highlighted that Paul opted to fight Diaz instead of exercising the rematch clause with Tommy Fury.

Cormier also commented on the potential financial gain for Diaz, who already has two of the highest-selling PPVs in his career with his fights against Conor McGregor. He posed the question of whether the Diaz-Paul fight on August 5 could break those previous records.

“Jake had a rematch clause but instead of using the rematch clause, he goes and he fights Nate Diaz.” He said. “Now I believe this will be the biggest payday of Nate Diaz’s career and I know Nate has made a lot of money in the UFC.”

It’s possible that Cormier’s prediction will come true given Diaz’s loyal fan base and Jake Paul’s own audience and supporters. This could potentially result in a huge payday for both fighters.

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It remains to be seen whether the Diaz-Paul fight will surpass the record-breaking PPV sales of Diaz’s bouts against McGregor, which are still among the highest-selling in combat sports, according to online reports.

Breaking those records would require a special event, and the boxing match between Diaz and Paul could potentially be just that. However, only time will tell if it can truly surpass the previous records.

Diaz’s chances against Paul

Cormier mentioned the difficulties that the MMA fighter would face against the younger Paul brother in the fight.

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“Jake’s gonna be big for Diaz and Jake also is improving as a boxer, but Jake can also hit Nate and that’s the worry. Nate is the guy that does get hit because Nate’s tough,” he stated, pointing out Paul’s experiences as a boxer over the past few years.

Although Cormier has reservations about how Diaz will perform in the fight, he is confident that financially it could be the biggest payday of his career.

What is your opinion on whether the Diaz and Paul fight will surpass the records set by Conor McGregor?

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Sami Haider

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Sami Haider is a UFC/boxing journalist who connects combat sports to pop culture. His deep passion for the UFC started in 2018, triggered by the UFC 229: Khabib vs. McGregor fight. He is a passionate writer who has a profound love for the sport and the skills that are used in it. Through his work, Sami aspires to connect combat sportsmen and their enthusiastic fans.


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