Right here we go once more.
In August, after almost a 12 months of sniping at each other through the media, Jake Paul and Nate Diaz lastly confronted of their extremely anticipated boxing match, with Paul profitable a unanimous choice in a back-and-forth affair. Afterwards, the 2 seemingly parted on good phrases, even discussing the possibility of a rematch in MMA, however now the 2 fight sports activities stars are again at every others’ throats.
Talking with TMZ Sports about his subsequent bout, Paul claims that Diaz turned down a profitable provide for a rematch to occur contained in the cage.
“We’re on the drafting board proper now. Nate Diaz ducked the $10 million provide, so he’s not the badass that everybody mentioned he was,” Paul mentioned. “I wished to battle him in MMA and do one thing that no boxer has actually ever achieved, which is, within the prime of their profession, go over to MMA. MMA fighters have gone over to boxing, however I wish to go over to MMA and Nate Diaz ducked the provide.”
Paul went on to take a position as to why Diaz wouldn’t be interested by his provide, saying that Diaz earned some huge cash from their boxing match and that the danger of an MMA battle may be too nice for the previous UFC title challenger.
“With these guys, I don’t know if they’ve purpose,” Paul mentioned. “I don’t even know in the event that they assume. There wasn’t a clear purpose. I believe it was simply one thing that he realized there’s a whole lot of threat for him. If I beat him in MMA — which I simply dog-walked him within the boxing ring, made it look simple, and if I beat him in MMA, I take his legendary standing. So I don’t know if he was like, possibly the danger of this isn’t adequate for the $10 million.”
Paul has by no means competed in MMA however he is currently signed with the PFL and has an equity stake in the company. In the meantime, Diaz has his own promotion, Real Fight Inc., which, together with Paul’s Most Helpful Promotions, co-promoted the boxing match between the 2. It’s seemingly that any affords that will have been made to Diaz would have the battle happen contained in the PFL, and that discrepancy was entrance and middle when Diaz responded to Paul’s feedback on Thursday, together with an image of Diaz locking in a guillotine choke on the finish of their boxing match.
“Right here’s your MMA battle b**** your simple [as f***] we are able to field or battle MMA at [Real Fight Inc.] no downside f*** PFL and f*** [you] p**** [fist emoji].”
With Paul vs. Diaz reportedly selling 500,000 pay-per-view buys, it’s not shocking these two are going again to the effectively to construct a rematch, nor that each males wish to have a hand within the promotion of it.