Nate Diaz is finally free from the UFC and this means, freedom to explore other options and Jake Paul is presently among his consideration.
Diaz is presently looking at the options for his next fight but has personally expressed interest in a boxing fight with Jake Paul, an option he wouldn’t consider before his final fight with the UFC. He seemed a little more open about his interest while attending the Trilogy fight between Canelo Alvarez and Gennadiy GGG Golovkin.
“(Jake Paul) is for sure one of the options,” Diaz told iD Boxing. “He’s doing big stuff. He’s doing big things. He’s got a big fight ahead of him. If he wins that, I’m sure people will be really impressed by it. And if Anderson (Silva) does his thing on him, that’s impressive also. Now we’ve got a fight on his hands. I’m looking forward to it.”
Paul appears to the MMA community, especially the UFC as a Villain, who is looking to expose the loopholes in their operations. Every fighter will like to share the ring with the Paul, who regarded as a novice has knockout former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley and former Bellator and ONE welterweight Champion Ben Askren.
Paul is now 5-0 in boxing and is presently schedule to face former long reigning middleweight champion Anderson Silva (3-0) in a Boxing Match on October 29th, Live On ShowTime.
Diaz has always expressed love for Boxing and says it was his first love, first sport and only moved into MMA due to available and access, remaining in MMA due to contractual obligations.
“From 17 or 18 years old, I was starting to fight, I was boxing with my boxing coach,” Diaz said. “There were boxers all over my gym, and I was going to box initially, but MMA shows were more around my area, and they were happening, so I got stuck in MMA. I got stuck in a cage this whole time with contracts and stuff. Now everything is open for the taking. I never stopped training for a boxing fight since I started fighting. When the right opponent or right thing comes, we’re going to take it.”
Diaz is presently 37 years, free after a finishing off his contract with the UFC with a fourth round submission victory over Tony Ferguson at UFC 279. His final fight was agreed after a long battle with the UFC. At this point is uncertain if he will be returning to the promotion but before then, he will like to try out other sports.
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