“Can’t Silence Real Boxers”: Jake Paul Draws Scathing Response From Fans After Calling Nate Diaz a “Street Bully”

Published 06/06/2023, 9:15 AM EDT

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The worlds of YouTube and Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) are set to collide again as internet sensation turned professional boxer Jake Paul gears up to face UFC veteran, Nate Diaz, in an anticipated boxing showdown. Scheduled for August 5th at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, the fight is expected to draw a global audience, all eager to see if the controversial YouTuber can hold his own against a seasoned fighter like Diaz.

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Paul’s journey into boxing has been anything but conventional. From fighting fellow YouTubers to retired MMA veterans and eventually stepping into the ring with professional fighters, his path has been marked with spectacle and controversy. However, his audacious challenge to “silence the street bully,” as he refers to Diaz, comes on the heels of his first professional defeat.

Tommy Fury, a rising star in the boxing world and half-brother of heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, handed Paul his first professional loss, prompting questions about the YouTuber’s boxing capabilities. As the clock ticks down to the showdown with Diaz, these questions remain a key part of the narrative, setting the stage for a high-stakes face-off.

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Can Jake Paul beat Nate Diaz?: The fans’ perspective

In his provocative style, Jake Paul recently took to Twitter, proclaiming his intent to end Diaz’s reign. He wrote, “In 2 months I get to silence the street bully. Nate Diaz your time is about to be up. Fuck your trilogy plans. #PaulDiaz.” This unabashed call-out, however, did not seem to sit well with many fans who expressed their skepticism about Paul’s ability to hold his own in the ring against Diaz.

One user highlighted what has become a common criticism of Paul’s boxing career, stating, “Another retired MMA fighter, Yawn 🥱. Can’t silence real boxers as proven against @tommytntfury.” His comment served as a biting reminder of Paul’s recent defeat at the hands of Tommy Fury and questioned the YouTuber’s capacity to silence seasoned boxers.

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Another user named YouTube Boxing Guru was one of the first to voice this doubt, stating, “In 2 months we see receding hairline scammer Jake Paul fight another over the hill old MMA fighter as he tries to prove he is a good boxer but he will never prove that because he couldn’t beat a love island barbie and ken doll.”

One user chimed in with a brief but incisive comment, “Your lucky it’s just boxing…”

Another user also echoed this sentiment, stating, “Nate Diaz not gonna go down easy.”

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Meanwhile, Hybe expressed anticipation, simply writing, “Looking forward to it👀.”

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While the boxing world and MMA community continue to argue over Jake Paul’s credibility and Nate Diaz’s boxing debut, it is ultimately the fighters themselves who will settle the debate in the ring. What do you think about this matchup? Will Jake Paul be able to silence Diaz as Ben Askren among various others think, or will the Stockton native shock the world yet again? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.

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Mrinal Mishra is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports, who is dedicated to covering live events with a special emphasis on influencer boxing events. With a focus on storytelling, Mishra strives to bring to light the stories of fighters that often go untold. As a big fan of Mike Tyson, Mishra believes that boxing will remain relevant for eternity, and he is committed to covering the sport with the respect and admiration it deserves.
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