After attempting his hand with various success within the boxing ring, the Jake Paul roadshow seems set to reach in blended martial arts.
Paul, arguably probably the most distinguished on this new wave of ‘influencer boxing,’ holds a win over Diaz from their assembly in Texas in what was Diaz’s skilled debut within the sport in August — however in accordance with reviews on Monday, the 2 could possibly be set to resume their rivalry inside a cage after Paul’s promotional group, MVP, stated that their man has agreed to an MMA bout with veteran fighter Diaz.
The combat, ought to Diaz agree, would happen beneath the auspices of the Skilled Fighters League (PFL).
For the file: Jake Paul is not going to be boxing Nate Diaz once more.
Nate Diaz and Jake Paul have acquired a proposal from @PFLMMA to rematch in MMA within the SmartCage. Jake Paul has accepted the provide.
— Most Useful Promotions (@MostVpromotions) October 23, 2023
“For the file, Jake Paul is not going to be boxing Nate Diaz once more,” a social media message from MVP learn on Monday afternoon. “Nate Diaz and Jake Paul have acquired a proposal from [the PFL] to rematch in MMA within the SmartCage. Jake Paul has accepted the provide.”
Paul signed a cope with the PFL earlier this 12 months to compete within the promotion’s new division, ‘PFL PPV Tremendous Fights,’ which was designed with the intention of internet hosting big-name fights that don’t essentially match inside the usual framework of a recognised weight class. The bout, ought to it’s agreed, would happen within the PFL’s ten-sided cage and beneath modified MMA guidelines which might doubtless see elbow strikes banned.
It stays to be seen if Diaz will settle for an MMA rematch, however the Californian had expressed an curiosity on-line in a boxing rematch in December — which has apparently been dominated out, in accordance with the Monday assertion from MVP.
Of their ten spherical boxing match in August, Paul claimed the victory by a rating of 98-91 (x2) and 97-92.