BREAKING: Jake Paul to face Nate Diaz: ” I haven’t forgotten about the slap”
In a not too surprising but still monumental announcement Jake Paul vs Nate Diaz is now officially set!
The two will face off in an eight round boxing bout in Dallas, Texas, broadcast by DAZN on August fifth.
“We are incredibly excited to have this mega fight on DAZN around the world,” said Joe Markowski, CEO of DAZN North America. “One of the biggest names in boxing meeting one of the biggest names in MMA makes for a truly unique matchup on a global scale. Watch it live globally on DAZN PPV.”
As of now no other bouts have been announced.
Paul most recently went eight close rounds with Tommy Fury, losing a close split decision. Diaz fought out his contract in the UFC, ending it with a submission victory over veteran Tony Ferguson last fall.
Intense altercation last year
Following Pauls decision win over legend and former UFC champion Anderson Silva, his and Diaz’ teams collided in a tense confrontation backstage that resulted in “The Problem Child” getting slapped.
This is something that Paul addressed in a press release.
“My last fight didn’t end the way I wanted, but the result was the best thing that could have happened to my professional boxing aspirations. Now, the world thinks I am vulnerable, when all I am is more focused than ever. My team wanted me to take an easy fight like KSI next, but that’s not how I am built. Nate Diaz is considered one of the most bad-ass fighters of all time, but he and his team have been running their mouths for too long,” said Jake Paul. “People tell me Nate has been training with Andre Ward for years. That he has insane stamina. That he refuses to back down. Good for f—ing Nate. I haven’t forgotten about the slap backstage in Arizona, and on August 5th, a Problem Child is going to piece up and knock out the Stockton G.”
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