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“I’m Going to Go In There and F**k This Dude Up. I’m Pi**ed Off”: A ‘Motivated’ Jake Paul Promises to Silence Nate Diaz in Their Upcoming Bout

Published Jul 5, 2023 | 2:22 PM EDT

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The world of combat sports is buzzing with anticipation as controversial YouTube sensation turned professional boxer, Jake Paul, prepares to face off against the renowned MMA veteran, Nate Diaz. Scheduled for August 5 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, this high-profile bout has captured the attention of fans and critics alike.

Jake Paul enters the ring with a burning desire to prove himself following his recent defeat against Tommy Fury. Diaz on the other hand will be making his debut stepping into the boxing ring at the age of 38. Moreover, in the build-up to the bout, Paul, known for his brash attitude and larger-than-life persona wasted no time engaging in his trademark trash talk.

Jake Paul fires shots at Nate Diaz, vows to overwhelm him in the boxing ring

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In a recent interview with Boxingscene.com ‘The Problem Child’ expressed his belief that Diaz underestimates him. He also claimed to be a more motivated fighter than ever before and will come out victorious on August 5th.

He’s dealing with a more motivated fighter than I ever have been. I’m going to go in there and f**k this dude up. I’m pi**ed off. Especially because everybody says he’s this tough guy, Stockton gangster, all this sh*t, and then he gets in person and is complimenting me and being respectful and doesn’t really have sh*t to say.” said Paul

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However, What particularly irked Paul was Diaz’s demeanor during their  press conference. The Stockton native, known for his tough-guy persona, surprised Paul by showing respect and offering compliments instead of engaging in verbal warfare.

Jake Paul’s frustration with Nate Diaz’s lack of intensity in  their pre-fight press conference

This unexpected turn of events left the 26-year-old frustrated, as he was anticipating a fiery exchange of words to fuel the pre-fight hype. He also expressed his frustration and disappointment with Diaz’s lackluster performance during their press conference. Paul expected Diaz to bring more intensity and engagement to the table. However, the former UFC fighter’s subdued demeanor and lack of trash talk left ‘The Problem Child’ feeling irritated. In his candid remarks, Paul voiced his annoyance, stating that he had hoped the fight would sell itself and that his opponent would contribute to it.

“I’m just p**sed off that he didn’t bring anything to the table,” he added.

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Despite Paul’s confidence heading into the matchup, former two-division champion, Andre Ward believes that Paul will have his hands full. He highlighted that while Diaz’s unorthodox shots may not look pretty, they keep coming from different angles.

Ward’s endorsement of Diaz’s boxing skills adds an intriguing dimension to the upcoming fight. Although Paul will have the benefit of being the younger boxer, the Stockton native will have the advantage in experience. Moreover, as the anticipation builds for the showdown, fans eagerly await to see which fighter comes out on top.

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Sahil Sood

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Sahil Sood is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports, who specializes in covering live events and core sports. Sahil holds a Bachelor's degree in Journalism and Mass Communication and has authored over 1300 articles at EssentiallySports. His coverage of Sylvester Stallone's training with Earnie Shavers was widely praised for its depth and insight.
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